Skip to comments.Ex-boxer 'Macho' Camacho hurt in shooting
Posted on 11/20/2012 8:32:01 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Ex-boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho was in critical condition Tuesday after being shot in Puerto Rico, medical officials said.
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Camacho was great.
Is he seriously wounded or critical?
I have watched the Macho Man, throughout his career and wondered what had happened to him..
A great fighter, but not especially well liked because of his flamboyance.. I hope he pulls through..
Ray, way out classed him.
Prayer’s up for both of them.
It’s a tough business.
He’s (almost) dead Jim.
Prayers for him.
Oscar Del laHoya/ Comacho
I wonder what went down?
Ray was never the same after Doo Ku Kim
I’m not sure but this report looks rosier than the last...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Former champion boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho was seriously wounded Tuesday in a shooting outside the Puerto Rican capital, and doctors and his spokesman said he was expected to survive.
He entertained millions.
Don't know what's going on. This http://www.boxingasylum.com/showthread.php?t=48374&p=477740 says he died. Hope not. Yes, too flamboyant for my tastes, too.
By Rey Colon
As reported earlier on BoxingScene.com, former champion Hector Camacho was shot in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The boxer, who was seated as a passenger in a Ford Mustang, was shot several times by an unknown individual. Camacho's companion who was driving, Yamil Alberto Mojica, died at the scene from gunshot wounds. Camacho was taken to local medical facility and is listed in critical condition.
According to Dr. Ernesto Torres, a bullet hit Camacho in the face and struck a bone in his jaw and the bullet was diverted to the cervical spine - injuring his C5 and C6. Torres says Camacho will likely have issues walking for the rest of his life. Another bullet is stuck in Camacho's right shoulder.
More information has become available. A vehicle was parked and blocked off the car which Camacho occupied. An individual shot and killed Mojica, who had left the car - likely to ask the the driver of the vehicle in front of them to move. Then the indvidual opened fire on Camacho, who was seated in the car. One of the alleged attackers has been caught by police.
God speed. I like that guy.
I used to read the Puerto Rican newspaper years ago while learning Spanish.
It’s where I first learned the word for shooting - it seemed that every day there were a dozen stories about shootings.
It made me decide not to visit there!
Camacho was something special in his prime. I especially remember his bouts with Mancini, Pazienza and two gems vs. Greg Haugen. He’s also fought the likes of Chavez, Trinidad, de la Hoya, Leonard and he’s never been k.o.ed. Prayers sent for Hector.
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