PUERTO RICO – Former lightweight and junior lightweight champion boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho has died.
Camacho was declared clinically brain dead Thursday after he was shot in the face earlier that week. Reports say Camacho went into cardiac arrest overnight Saturday, and was taken off life support. He died a short time later. Camacho was only 50-years-old.
A hospital spokesman says Camacho’s organs weren’t healthy enough to be donated.
It’s not just his death that’s making headlines, but also how he died. Reports say Camacho and a friend were sitting in a vehicle outside of a bar in Camacho’s hometown of Bayamon, Puerto Rico. That’s when police say two men opened fire, killing Camacho’s friend in the attack.
Inside the car? Reports say ten bags of cocaine, including one that was opened.
Police say the two suspects are on the loose after a shootout with police.
Camacho leaves his mark on the boxing world, after going glove-to-glove with some of the world’s greatest fighters like Sugar Ray Leonard and Oscar de la Hoya. But sadly, it looks like the fight for his life was one Camacho just couldn’t win.