Former World Champion Boxer Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho has been shot & is Brain Dead

So many shootings in this world, this is sadly another scenario that is all too tragic.. yesterday we had a 13 year old girl shot on a school bus.. Last weekend we had yet another weekend where multiple people were shot in Chicago.. This just seems to never stop…

Former world boxing champion Hector “Macho” Camacho went into cardiac arrest Wednesday morning and is on life support after being shot in the face Tuesday outside of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

“The situation with ‘Macho’ is very delicate,” Centro Medico director Dr. Ernesto Torres told reporters during a 7 a.m. media briefing on Wednesday. “The prognosis is not good.”

Camacho’s mother, Maria Matias, arrived in Puerto Rico Wednesday morning and is expected to decide whether Camacho, 50, should be taken off life support based on the results of further tests due Wednesday afternoon. Torres said the encephalographic tests would determine whether Camacho is brain dead. Torres said Camacho’s son, Hector Camacho, is due to arrive in Puerto Rico on Wednesday night.

“We just have to wait to see if Macho gets better. It’s a hard battle,” friend and former manager Ismael Leandry told The Associated Press.

Camacho was shot as he sat in the passenger’s side of the car outside the Puerto Rican capital Tuesday and was rushed to the trauma center in San Juan. Doctors said he was in critical but stable condition after suffering cardiac arrest at 4:15 a.m. on Wednesday.

“He went into cardiac arrest. The doctors were able to get his heart started again with the medicine, and we are maintaining his blood pressure and pulse stable medically right now to see whether during this morning, afternoon or evening we see a positive change,” Torres said.

Torres cautioned that there was decreased brain activity in the former champ overnight.

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18 comments on “Former World Champion Boxer Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho has been shot & is Brain Dead

  1. First of all Macho man was a great fighter and also like a showman with his bravado , the flash from spanish harlem ; and his fighting stlye reflected that. He was full of life and the SHOW. Cocky and invincible. With that also comes the darkside.
    YOu got to leave that behind especially when ur hitten the 40 s.
    So many entertainers, athletes, players, ballers ect. never let it go.
    There has to be a transition in your life; especially if your livin the life or if you’ve been in the life.
    At age 50 he should not be in a car outside a liquor at 4:15 A.M. in the morning. Now that is not illegal and everyone has free will ; but i think ur puttin yourself at higher risk.
    It also amazes me that all kinds of cats get arrested in their car. It’s real simple if you want to continue to party–best not to have guns or drugs in your car–I mean is that roicket science !!!!!!!

  2. That’s real noble of you Nick. Blame the poor man for getting shot when he did nothing wrong to get himself shot other than just being there. Come on!

    Instead of finding ways to condemn the victim, why not offer your condolences to the family and friends?

  3. Dude. Did you read the real article. He was also found with other bud 10 bags of coke. He wasn’t just there…. In other words why are you at a liquor store at 4:15 A.M. with 10 bags of cocaine ?
    Its his perogative; and its free will. Just sayin…for a 50 yr. old man is this a wise choice ?
    Dude I was a macho fan ; liked his style- so ain’t dissin him. Know plenty of dudes shot dead. Offer condolences to fam. and friends. Know his neigborhood well 115th street. Point is theres a lesson to be learned here; and why does this happen over and over and over again. If you can’t continue with the world boxing champion high; now what ??? Look at the long list of musicians entertainers ect.
    Theres is something to be said for this.
    Mike Tyson is lucky to still be alive and I wish Mike the best. I can go on and on….

  4. Brotherwolf,

    Trust me ain’t condemning the victim. What macho use to do for a living I would do for free on ocean ave. Lookin at the bigger picture; and seeing what solution can come of this kind of trend. God bless.

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