The rivalry between Mexico and Puerto Rico has always been huge. Both have produced some of the best names in the business and when the two-step into the ring against each other it’s usually going to be fireworks even more so for fans. In reality, it’s usually each individual trying to make a better life for themselves and those around them, and the “rivalry” helps add fuel to the fire.
The greatest rivalry between Mexico and Puerto Rico (depending on the generation you ask) has been between Julio Cesar Chavez and Hector “Macho” Camacho. When these two ring warriors fought it was heated. Chavez got the better of the fight and it was not even close but in the end, the two had developed respect for each other. To this day, it’s one of Chavez’ most talked about fights.
Camacho passed away due to injuries he suffered from being shot while sitting in his friend’s vehicle in 2012.
Camacho’s son Hector Camacho Jr. also fought as a professional. His record was not the greatest but he followed in his father’s footsteps and had a name he could use to get fights.
Camacho Jr. will get a shot at redemption for his father against Chavez Sr. in Jalisco, June 19th on Pay Per View in an exhibition bout Chavez is dedicating to the honor of Camacho Sr.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will also be fighting on the card as well as Omar Chavez trilogy fight against Ramon Alvarez (brother of Canelo). Each fighter holds a win over the other and this will serve as a rubber match.