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Futrell Decisions Camacho Jr!

hector camacho jr.29.07.07 - By Ron Hansen: In something of a shocker, junior middleweight Hector Camacho Jr. was upset by southpaw Don Juan Futrell (20-3-1, 10 KOs), losing a eight-round split decision on Saturday night at the Avi Casino in Laughlin, Nevada. Camacho, 28, had problems with his endurance once again, looking in poor condition as if he hadn’t trained properly for the bout.

Futrell, 32, despite never having faced a fighter of Camcho’s class, found it surprisingly easy to land his punches on Camacho, who at this stage of his career no longer has the ring movement that he did six years ago, when he was considered a rising prospect in the light welterweight division.

Early on, Camacho controlled the action with his fast hands, as he landed hard shots on the inside. However, as the rounds went by, Futrell took over the fight, backing Camacho up against the ropes where he punished him for prolonged periods while Camacho covered up.

With this loss, Camacho Jr. has to make some soul searching as to whether he wants to continue with his career, because this is his second loss in two years, having lost last year to Andrey Tsurkan. Besides that, it's rather odd that Camacho has returned to fighting eight round bouts at this stage, almost like he's going backwards rather than forwards.

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Article posted on 29.07.2007



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