1992-09-12 Julio Cesar Chavez w pts 12 Hector Camacho, Thomas & Mack Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC

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1992-09-12 Julio Cesar Chavez w pts 12 Hector Camacho, Thomas & Mack Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Richard Steele. Scorecards: 119-110, 117-111, 120-107. In an eagerly anticipated contest Chavez (140) was relentless in his pursuit of Camacho (140), who was unable to keep the champion at bay and was pounded incessantly from head to body. Apart from the odd punch that hurt Chavez, the southpaw Camacho just did not have the armoury and was ultimately forced to take whatever came his way. By the ninth, with Camacho’s left eye badly swollen and his right eye also cut it seemed as though he would not make it, but gritting his teeth he somehow got through to the final bell despite lurching around the ring during the final two sessions with both eyes almost closed shut. Derided by the fans for his outlandish showmanship, in defeat Camacho finally proved he was a real fighting man.