Hector 'Macho' Camacho elected to Boxing Hall of Fame

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 17, 2015 10:54 AM
Hector 'Macho' Camacho elected to Boxing Hall of Fame
FILE - In this March 1, 1997 file photo, Hector "Macho" Camacho exults as referee Joe Cortez stops the fight with "Sugar" Ray Leonard in the fifth round in Atlantic City, N.J. The Puerto Rican who grew up on the dangerous streets of Spanish Harlem and became world champion in three divisions, was one of nine boxers entered into the Hall of Fame of International Boxing, on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. Camacho died at age 50 after he was shot in Puerto Rico in 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Abrogast, File)

JOHN KEKIS
AP Sports Writer

  
CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — The late Hector "Macho" Camacho, a three-division champion, flamboyant showman and one of boxing's most colorful characters, has been elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Also selected were Lupe Pintor of Mexico and Hilario Zapata of Panama, each a two-division champion.

Picked in the non-participant and observer categories were: Harold Lederman, a judge for over 30 years; sports columnist Jerry Izenberg of the Newark Star-Ledger; Marc Ratner, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission for 14 years; and Col. Bob Sheridan, an international television broadcaster since 1973.

Camacho died in November 2012 at age 50 after being shot in his native Puerto Rico.

Inductees were selected by the Boxing Writers Association and a panel of international boxing historians.

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