Boxing champ Hector 'Macho' Camacho brain dead after shooting

Boxing champ Hector 'Macho' Camacho brain dead after shooting

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Hector Camacho from Puerto Rico waves to the crowd, wearing the NBA Super Middle Weight Championship belt, after winning over Roberto Duran from Panama by decision in 12 rounds at the Pepsi Center 14 July, 2001 in Denver, CO.

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on November 22, 2012 at 10:21 AM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico  -- Doctors say famed Puerto Rican boxer Hector `Macho' Camacho is clinically "brain dead" after being shot in the face.

Dr. Ernesto Torres said at a news conference Thursday that doctors are still performing tests on Camacho before meeting with his family. Torres had said late Wednesday that Camacho was showing irregular and intermittent brain activity.

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 has said officers found nine small bags of cocaine in the friend's pocket, and a 10th bag open inside the car.

Camacho was considered a volatile but skilled and popular boxer who battled drugs, alcohol and other problems. He had a career record of 79-6-3.
 

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