Hector 'Macho' Camacho passes away
Hector "Macho'' Camacho was declared dead today, four days after being shot in the face. He was just 50.
Camacho was shot while sitting in a parked car outside a bar Tuesday with a friend in the city of Bayamon in Puerto Rico. He was declared dead at the Centro Medico trauma centre in San Juan.
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.
In between, he fought some of the biggest stars spanning two eras, including Sugar Ray Leonard, Felix Trinidad, Oscar De La Hoya and Roberto Duran.
Photo credit: cbsnews.com