Doctors say boxer Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho is clinically ‘brain dead’ but there are still performing tests before meeting with his family.
On November 20th, former champion boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho was shot in the city of Bayamon, near San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was shot in the face, but the bullet exited his head and hit the right shoulder, fracturing two vertebrae. Although doctors said that he will survive but there is a high risk of paralysis, today Dr. Ernesto Torres announced he is ‘brain dead.’
Camacho was shot while he was in his car with another man, parked outside a bar in the city of Bayamon, Puerto Rico. His friend didn’t survive. Police found in the friend’s pocket nine small bags of cocaine and a 10th bag opened inside the car.
Although Camacho won numerous world titles and a career record of 79-6-3, his past was shadowed by drug use, domestic abuse complaints from his wife and a burglary charge in 2005, for which he was sentenced to five years in prison, but later suspended on probation.