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  Hector Camacho died on Saturday at a hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico, days after he was shot in the face. The loved, but troubled boxer was one of the most colorful and charismatic boxers of his generation. Camacho was shot on Tuesday while sitting in a Ford Mustang with a friend. The former boxer’s friend died from his injuries as well. The former boxer was initially expected to survive the shooting, but his health went downhill on Tuesday night. He never regained consciousness after the gunshot and life-support machines were disconnected on Saturday after doctors announced he was brain dead, reports The Washington Post. Packets of cocaine were discovered in the car with Camacho and his friend, but police have made no arrests in the shooting so far. “Macho” Camacho was considered one of the brightest stars of his era. He was able to perform in the ring with dazzling speed and had an unorthodox, crowd-pleasing style that helped him win his first world title at the age of 21. The former boxer also carried with him a theatrical, dynamic presence that helped add to his reputation as one of the leading attractions of boxing. During his career, Hector Camacho would often enter the ring to chants of “Macho Man.” He would circle his fist in the air and lead the crowd in shouting, “It’s Macho Time!” He was also known for wearing outlandish costumes, including sequined loincloths and visored gladiator helmets. He even wore a full feathered headdress. Larry Merchant, a boxing analyst for HBO, once spoke about Camacho, calling him a “Rambo-Liberace — he-man and showman.” Merchant added: “He is one of those rare athletes, as Muhammed Ali once put … who dares to be great, his speed of hand matched only by his speed of foot — and mouth. A dynamic package of energy and talent and raw nerve and arrogance.” The New York Times notes that Hector Camacho was shot in the left side of the face on Tuesday. The bullet entered his jaw and passed through three of the four main arteries in his neck, before it lodged in his shoulder. The lack of oxygen caused by the damaged arteries ultimately lead to him becoming brain dead. Two men fled the scene in a sport utility vehicle, but police have not found them yet. Camacho led a troubled life, despite his successful boxing career. His childhood was filled with brawls, serial shoplifting, drugs, and stealing cars. He was arrested multiple times on charged that included domestic abuse, possession of a controlled substance, burglary, and even trying to take an M-16 rifle through customs. Despite his troubled side, Hector Camacho, who tragically died on Saturday, was a boxing legend. Hector Camacho Dies After Family Takes Him Off Life Support - Indyposted -

Boxer Hector ‘Macho’ Comacho dies at age 50

Boxer Hector ‘Macho’ Comacho had a heart attack after having been taken off life support on Saturday, Dr. Ernesto Torres, the director of the Centro Medico trauma center in Puerto Rico reported. Camacho died a short time later at 1:45a.m. He was 50 years old. [...]

'Macho' Camacho dies in Puerto Rico

Former championship boxer Hector ''Macho'' Camacho died Saturday at the hospital in Puerto Rico where he has been unconscious since he was shot in the face in an attack in his hometown. Camacho went into cardiac arrest in the pre-dawn hours and he was then taken off life support and died shortly thereafter, said Dr. Ernesto Torres, the director of the Centro Medico...

Remembering Hector Macho Camacho

By now, everyone knows the sad news and circumstances of the death of Hector "Macho" Camacho. Here, you can see a special message of rememberance for Camacho and what he contributed to the fight game and elsewhere from a friend and partner, Raymone K. Bain. Raymone is a media strategist, manager and spokesperson located in Washington, DC and is best known for her representation...

Hector 'Macho' Camacho's mother makes decision to take brain dead boxer off life support

Hector "Macho" Camacho will be taken off life support Saturday, his mother indicated Friday night.  The former world champion boxer, who was shot in the face last week, was pronounced clinically brain dead and is expected to be taken off the artificial respirator that keeps him alive — a decision opposed by his eldest son, Hector Camacho Jr.. The fighter's mother...

ESPN showcasing Hector Camacho fights all day

ESPN Pays Tribute to Hector Camacho on ESPN Classic ESPN will pay special tribute to former boxing titlist Hector Camacho today on ESPN Classic with eleven hours of programming beginning at 1 p.m. ET. Camacho passed away on Saturday at the age of 50. Camacho won Super Lightweight, Lightweight and Junior Welterweight world titles in the 1980’s and fought high-profile bouts...
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