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YOU READY, BOOM BOOM?
Pat Putnam
May 11, 1987
Hector Camacho beat Howard Davis and challenged Mancini
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May 11, 1987

You Ready, Boom Boom?

Hector Camacho beat Howard Davis and challenged Mancini

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"No, I am not about to give up," said Davis, his face gaunt but unmarked. "I feel I am still destined to be a champion. Nothing has happened to make me lose that belief in myself."

Davis still has time. Yes, he is 31, but a young 31. He will have no trouble finding top-quality people to fight. With two losses and a draw in his last four bouts, he now qualifies as an "opponent." But he's also a household name that all the hot young guns would like to put on their resumes. Of course, some of them might not like the way it reads after they fight him. One thing is sure: Camacho is the last guy who will ever catch him coming out of his sickbed.

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