The late Hector “Macho” Camacho, a three-division champion, flamboyant showman and one of boxing’s most colorful characters, has been elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Also selected were Lupe Pintor of Mexico and Hilario Zapata of Panama, each a two-division champion.
Picked in the non-participant and observer categories were: Harold Lederman, a judge for over 30 years; sports columnist Jerry Izenberg of the Newark Star-Ledger; Marc Ratner, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission for 14 years; and Col. Bob Sheridan, an international television broadcaster since 1973.
Camacho died in November 2012 at age 50 after being shot in his native Puerto Rico. Inductees were selected by the Boxing Writers Association and a panel of international boxing historians. (Associated Press).