On this day: Julio Cesar Chavez dominates Hector Camacho in Las Vegas

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The long-awaited battle between Mexico’s Julio Cesar Chavez and Puerto Rico’s Hector Camacho turned out to be one-sided affair at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Sept. 12, 1992. Chavez punished his man heavily from the opening bell but despite the one-way traffic, the nationalistic rivalry led to an incredible atmosphere inside the arena. When his legs deserted him, Camacho displayed incredible bravery by firing back but he couldn’t put a dent in Culiacan’s finest, who inflicted a fierce beating. Chavez retained his WBC junior welterweight title for the ninth time on a 12-round unanimous decision. Official scores were 120-107, 119-110 and 117-111.

 

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Chavez’s aggression was way too much for the silky skills of Camacho…

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The former three-weight world titleholder was forced to fight for survival…

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Camacho’s facial damage tells the story as he await the decision…

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Chavez perhaps a little disappointed that he couldn’t close the show against his rival. All photos from The Ring archive

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