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Boxing legend Hector “Macho” Camacho has been declared clinically brain dead. Family members are reportedly disagreeing on whether or not to remove him from life support.
Dr. Ernesto Torres said doctors have finished performing all medical tests on Camacho, who was shot in the face Tuesday night.
“We have done everything we could,” said Torres, who is the director of the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan. “We have to tell the people of Puerto Rico and the entire world that Macho Camacho has died, he is brain dead.”
Torres said Camacho’s father has already indicated that he wants the boxer taken off life support and his organs donated, but one of his sisters opposes the idea.
The 50-year-old Camacho was shot as he and a friend sat in a Ford Mustang parked outside a bar Tuesday night. Police spokesman Alex Diaz said officers found nine small bags of cocaine in the friend’s pocket, and a 10th bag open inside the car. Camacho’s friend, identified as 49-year-old Adrian Mojica Moren...
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Hector "Macho" Camacho, the boxing legend who was shot in the face Tuesday in Puerto Rico, was declared by doctors to be clinically brain dead on Thursday.
Boxing legend Hector "Macho" Camacho was shot late Tuesday night in Puerto Rico and is in critical condition, according to multiple reports.
Several outlets are reporting that that Camacho, 50, was seated in a Ford Mustang when shots were fired from a second vehicle, and that the driver in the Mustang was killed.
According to El Nuevo Herald, Camacho was shot in the neck...
Boxing fans may either love or hate Hector "Macho" Camacho. But nobody wants to receive news like this. The former boxing champion was badly wounded in a shooting on Tuesday evening in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The first report that we found, in Spanish, is from ElNuevoDia.com, but the story has since been picked up in various outlets, and the consensus is that while he is...
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. [...]
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...
Hector ''Macho'' Camacho will be taken off life support, his mother said Friday night, indicating she would have doctors do that Saturday. It was a decision the former championship boxer's eldest son opposed.
The boxer's mother, Maria Matias, told reporters outside the hospital where Camacho lay unconscious since being shot in the face that she had decided...
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 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...