Hector Camacho added racism to his repertoire Wednesday night with slurs against blacks in general and Mike Tyson's entourage in particular.
Camacho, who is preparing for a Sept. 13 fight with Oscar De La Hoya, was interviewed by CNN/SI for his reaction to the revoking of Tyson's license.
In the course of a rambling response, Camacho tried to couch his remarks, by saying "Excuse me, if there's any blacks here, OK?", then said, "African-American has their behavior (sic), and then you got n--- behavior. You know? And that's the behavior that Mike Tyson has around his entourage and it scares people away, his no class."
Camacho went on to say that the distinction he had drawn was the reason that Tyson promoter Don King "goes to the ghetto, you know, and promotes stuff." Camacho then said, "I don't know what I just said. You know . . . I'm not your politician. That's what Mike's problem is, he's got too many n--- around him."
CNN/SI anchor Fred Hickman, who is African American, was dumbfounded by Camacho's comments, saying only, "You know, just when I think I've heard the dumbest thing ever, I get amazed once again. You know . . . I have nothing to say."