Camacho became the lightweight world champion

On this day, we saw a great boxer defeat a great brawler on August 10, 1985, at the illustrious Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hector Camacho had a lot of ups and downs in his career, but one could argue his career never got any higher than his one-sided victory over Jose Luis Ramirez, securing him the BC lightweight championship. The win made Camacho a two-division world champion as he had previously held the 130-lbs world title.

Camacho entered the bout with a perfect record, whereas, Mexico's Ramirez seasoned veteran with a record of 90 victories, 5 losses, and a staggering 74 knockouts. The year prior Ramirez won the title a fight of the year type of event against Edwin Rosario in November 1984.

Thought of as an interesting stylistic clash - Camacho showed his hand speed and talent early and often - as this was far from a fight-of-the-year-type bout on this occasion. 

The bout which featured two southpaws, saw Ramirez punching at the air - early and often. It was Camacho's moment, and sometimes the all-time great fighters have all-time great performances and that is what this was. 

When speaking with HBO after the fight Camacho exclaimed the following.

"I stand as the undisputed best pound-for-pound fighter in the world!"

The win had Camacho on cloud nine and he called for Ray Mancini, and Pernell Whitaker, amongst other great fighters. 

The judges' had the bout scored 119-109, 119-112, and 118-111 in favor of Camacho.