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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:33 AM

Hector 'Macho' Camacho, Ex-Boxing Champ, Dies At 50 After Being Taken Off Life Support

Source: Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Hector "Macho" Camacho, a Puerto Rican boxer known for skill and flamboyance in the ring as well as for a messy personal life and run-ins with the police, was declared dead on Saturday, four days after being shot in the face. He was 50.

Shot while sitting in a parked car outside a bar Tuesday with a friend in the city of Bayamon, he was declared dead at the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan. The friend, 49-year-old Adrian Mojica Moreno, died at the scene of the shooting. Police said Mojica had nine small bags of cocaine in his pocket and a 10th bag was found open in the car.

Originally from Bayamon, just outside San Juan, Camacho was long regarded as a flashy if volatile talent, a skilled boxer who was perhaps overshadowed by his longtime foil, Mexican superstar Julio Cesar Chavez, who would beat him in a long-awaited showdown in Las Vegas in 1992.

Camacho fought professionally for three decades, from his humble debut against David Brown at New York's Felt Forum in 1980 to an equally forgettable swansong against Sal Duran in Kissimmee, Florida, in 2010.

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Reply Hector 'Macho' Camacho, Ex-Boxing Champ, Dies At 50 After Being Taken Off Life Support (Original post)
IDemo Nov 2012 OP
sellitman Nov 2012 #1
naaman fletcher Nov 2012 #9
GermanSmoker Nov 2012 #2
mecherosegarden Nov 2012 #3
olddad56 Nov 2012 #4
elbloggoZY27 Nov 2012 #5
xtraxritical Nov 2012 #7
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #6
Skittles Nov 2012 #8
Beacool Nov 2012 #10
ripcord Nov 2012 #11

Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:40 AM

1. From what I read his wife had to get a restraining order from him.

Sorry but I'm not going into mourning.

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Response to sellitman (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:14 PM

9. I agree

 

So the guy was a good boxer. So what? He was a piece of shit.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:01 AM

2. RIP

He was a great Boxer.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:20 AM

3. May his soul find peace. RIP

N/T

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:15 AM

4. I will remember him as a great boxer and a marginal citizen. .

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:36 PM

5. Knocked Out

 

I am and have been a Boxing fan for a very long time and spent a very short time in the ring with a pro fighter in Camden New Jersey. After that misguided adventure I came away with a lot of respect to those who make it a career. In real time a boxes hand speed is unbelievable and you can take that to the bank.

My condolences go out to the Camacho family, friends and I am sure many boxing fans.

His death was unfortunately not in the ring but in a car. Violence is ugly no where or when it happens.

May G-D watch over his Soul for all eternity.

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Response to elbloggoZY27 (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:00 PM

7. I don't know what to say other than "what a hard way to make a living".

 

Rest In Peace. I'm glad to be reminded of you.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:46 PM

6. Rest in peace!

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:19 PM

8. I had a crush on him back in the day

to me he was the ultimate "bad boy"

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:05 PM

10. A conflicted man who hang around some dubious characters.

Apparently the intended victim was his friend, pity that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Rest in peace.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:44 AM

11. I loved watching him

He wasn't just a great boxer he was a great showman

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