Philippines, 29 Jan 2015
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


HATTON AND CAMACHO – TWO FALLEN EX-CHAMPIONS


PhilBoxing.com




Ricky Hatton and Hector Camacho are two boxing legends who were hounded by misery and depression in some part of their lives. Last Saturday, November 24, 2012, Hatton was beaten by former WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko of Ukraine by a ninth round stoppage at Manchester, England. On the same day, Camacho died after he was removed from life support after being shot in the face four days earlier in his hometown in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

Former WBA, IBF, IBO and The Ring lightwelterweight and WBA welterweight champion Hatton openly declared about his depression and alcohol and drugs abuse in an interview with the BBC. “I was so down. I was crying and breaking out and contemplating suicide,” Hatton said. “Depression is a very serious thing. People don’t raise how deadly it can be.”

On September 13, 2010, Hatton was admitted to a rehabilitation facility, The Priory, in Roehampton, London, England, for substance abuse to deal with drink and depression problems. The day before that, the Sunday tabloid News of the World published a front-page story “alleging Hatton has been a regular cocaine user with accompanying pictures showing the boxer apparently using the drug.”

Hatton is said to be "devastated" following the story. The former champion sought medical help two weeks before that, after news surfaced he drank 11 pints of Guinness, Vodka and Sambucca during a night out.

His tragic fall to Manny Pacquiao was a painful experience which caused his despair. Now with the loss to Senchenko causing his second retirement, he is challenged to face another battle with loneliness and depression. Life away from adoring fans is terribly miserable for those who cannot accept their career is over.

Former WBO lightwelterweight, WBC lightweight and WBC superfeatherweight champion Camacho battled drug, alcohol and other problems throughout his life especially when his boxing career was on a downfall. In 2007, he was convicted of burglary of a computer store in Mississippi and was sentenced to seven years in prison. When he was arrested the police found ecstasy drug in his possession in January 2005.

A judge eventually reduced his sentence to one year and gave Camacho probation. He was later put on jail for two weeks after violating the probation. Camacho's former wife, Amy, filed a restraining order against him in 1998, alleging he threatened her and one of their children and they later divorced.

On November 20, 2012, Camacho was shot in the jaw and seriously wounded while sitting in a car outside a bar, with the driver, a childhood friend, was killed in the shooting. Packets of cocaine were found in the car.

''The people around him didn't have the guts or strength to lead him in the right direction,'' said Camacho’s friend former featherweight champion Juan Laporte as quoted by Associated Press. ''There was no one strong enough to put a hand on his shoulder and tell him how to do it.''

“Fighters are high risk candidates for developing depression. Professional boxing is one of the most brutal demonstrations of athletic ability and the relationship between repeated forceful head trauma and depression is steadily being established,” according to Ciarán Herlihy of Boxing Insider.

In 2010, the Journal of the American Medical Association related brain injury with depression. It stated that the American Association of Neurological Surgeons estimated that 90% of boxers sustain brain injury and it recognizes the vulnerability of boxers.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Maloney L. Samaco.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Pacquiao: It’s now or never
    By Recah Trinidad, Thu, 29 Jan 2015
  • Guillermo Rigondeaux encouraged by Oscar de la Hoya comment about Leo Santa Cruz unification fight
    By , Thu, 29 Jan 2015
  • NBA -- Raptors shake off slow start, beat Pacers, 104-91
    By Anthony Rozic, Thu, 29 Jan 2015
  • Sampson Boxing/WBC Announce 'Jose Sulaiman Cup' Super Welterweight Tournament to Honor Jose Sulaiman
    By , Thu, 29 Jan 2015
  • Undefeated Kyrone Davis set to face Jonathan Garcia this Saturday at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
    By , Thu, 29 Jan 2015
  • Boxing manager Adrian Clark releases mini documentary Adrian Clark: Before The Bell on Youtube
    By , Thu, 29 Jan 2015
  • Robinson Castellanos Wins Big in San Antonio on golden boy live!
    By , Thu, 29 Jan 2015
  • Paragua, Ondangan, Sevilla, Nouri shine in US chess tourneys
    By Marlon Bernardino, Thu, 29 Jan 2015
  • CARIASO REJOINS ALASKA AS ASSISTANT COACH
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 29 Jan 2015
  • Mayweather and Pacquiao come face to face for the first time
    By Rich Mazon , Wed, 28 Jan 2015
  • PACQUIAO, MAYWEATHER AT HEAT V BUCKS GAME IN MIAMI
    By , Wed, 28 Jan 2015
  • EL NIÑO VS. EL DOLAR IN PINOY PRIDE 29
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
  • New York City boxing leader Tony Mazzarella has passed away
    By , Wed, 28 Jan 2015
  • Team Fight to Walk begins Pushups for Paralysis!
    By , Wed, 28 Jan 2015
  • TIBAY NG PINOY 6: Cabalquinto, Palicte vow to KO Thais
    By Lito delos Reyes, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
  • BEN ASKREN DETERMINED TO REMAIN ONEFC WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION
    By , Wed, 28 Jan 2015
  • Undefeated Middleweight Prospect Caleb Plant Returns To The Ring This Saturday In Philly
    By , Wed, 28 Jan 2015
  • FRANCISCO VARGAS VS. WILL TOMLINSON TO HEADLINE HBO LATINO® BOXING AT THE FREEMAN COLISEUM THURSDAY, MARCH 12
    By , Wed, 28 Jan 2015
  • An Open Letter From Cerresso Fort
    By , Wed, 28 Jan 2015
  • NBA -- Pelicans handle Sixers to win fourth straight
    By Absalon Inocian, Jr., Wed, 28 Jan 2015
  • NBA -- Kobe to have surgery, likely done for the season
    By Homer D. Sayson, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
  • DIALE EYEING OPBF REMATCH WITH ETO
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
  • Chance of a mega bout all but gone
    By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
  • Carlsen Wins Tata Steel Chess 2015; Wesley So tied for 2nd place
    By Jose "joeyj" Jereos Jr., Tue, 27 Jan 2015


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2015 philboxing.com.