GULFPORT – Three-time world boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho (search) was arrested Thursday in the burglary of a Gulfport business last November.
Gulfport Police Chief Stephen T. Barnes said Camacho, 42, was being held in Harrison County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. No date was set for an initial court appearance.
Barnes would not release any details of the burglary — including what kind of business it was or what allegedly was taken.
Barnes said a warrant was issued Dec. 22 for Camacho, who has been training on the Mississippi coast for a mid-January match. The police chief said the burglary was reported to police on Dec. 2.
Camacho has been training for a middleweight bout with Chris Walsh (search) on Jan. 21 in Gulfport.
Camacho, who won a unanimous decision over Clint McNeil (search) in July, is a former super-featherweight, lightweight and junior-welterweight champion. His last title bout came against then-welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya (search) in 1997, when he lost a unanimous decision.
Camacho has had several brushes with the law involving drugs, domestic assault and driving violations. When he was 16, he served 3 months in a New York prison for auto theft.