TAMPA — Former boxing champion Hector “Macho” Camacho was back in jail Friday night — this time in Hillsborough County — charged with violating his probation stemming from a 2007 burglary conviction in Mississippi.
Camacho, 47, won super lightweight, lightweight and junior welterweight world titles in the 1980s. His last title bout was against then-welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya in 1997, a loss by unanimous decision.
In 2007, he pleaded guilty to breaking into ZDI Computer Center in Gulfport, Miss. in 2004 and causing $13,000 of damage and loss.
The judge suspended six years of the boxer’s seven-year sentence but said that he could end up serving the entire seven years if he violated any of the conditions at sentencing.