Nov 24, 2012

HECTOR ¨MACHO¨ CAMACHO'S STAR HAS ASCENDED: “Just a happy-go-lucky guy who loved people.”

In this Dec. 9, 1986, file photo, Hector "Macho" Camacho, then the WBC lightweight champion, is escorted by Marty Cohen, left, and promoter Don King at a news conference in New York. (David Bookstaver / AP Photo)
¨Hector “Macho” Camacho, a former three-division boxing champion who had 88 professional fights against a who’s who of legendary opponents stretching from Ray Mancini (whom he defeated in 1989) to Oscar De La Hoya (who beat him by decision in 1997), has died. He was 50.

Camacho was pronounced dead Saturday after being shot in the head four days earlier while seated in a car outside a bar in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Camacho’s condition deteriorated before his family opted to take him off life support...¨ HERE

Thanks to The Los Angeles Times
November 24, 2012, 6:38 a.m.

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