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Camacho Sr. Wins 10-Round Decision

February 4, 2001

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Undefeated Hector Camacho Jr. completed a father-son sweep Saturday night, outpointing Rocky Martinez in a 12-round super lightweight bout.

Earlier at Level nightclub on trendy South Beach, Hector ``Macho″ Camacho, the 38-year-old former world champion, outpointed Troy Lowry in a 10-round middleweight bout.

From the opening round, Camacho Jr. used his boxing skills to easily defeat the slower but game Martinez.

Camacho Jr. was never threatened in the bout. He kept Martinez on the defensive with lead right jabs and follow-up lefts to the head. Camacho Jr. was also effective with rights to Martinez’s body.

All three judges had Camacho Jr. winning, 120-108, 119-109, 118-110. There were no knockdowns.

Camacho Jr. weighed the super lightweight limit of 140 pounds, while Martinez weighed 137.

Camacho Jr. improved to 31-0 record, with 17 knockouts. Camacho Jr. is ranked No. 1 by the WBA, second by WBC and No. 7 by the IBF among contenders in the 140-pound division.

Camacho Sr. improved to 74-4-2. He won on all three judges cards, with two scoring it 96-92 and the other 99-89.

Camacho Sr. used his lead left to score early, but the fight turned dirty in the middle rounds as both boxers threw illegal punches and were warned for pushing. In the seventh round, Camacho Sr. was penalized a point for holding and hitting.

Camacho Sr. once held the WBC super lightweight and lightweight titles and the WBO junior welterweight title.

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