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Ex-boxer 'Macho' Camacho hurt in shooting
UPI ^ | November 20, 2012

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: boxing; camacho; sports

1 posted on 11/20/2012 8:32:05 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Bummer.
Camacho was great.


2 posted on 11/20/2012 8:44:32 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Is he seriously wounded or critical?

Lousy reporting.


3 posted on 11/20/2012 8:46:32 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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..


4 posted on 11/20/2012 8:47:45 PM PST by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: mylife
Same with Arguello, who supposedly committed suicide; I saw him fight in the Orange Bowl against Aaron Pryor.
5 posted on 11/20/2012 8:48:14 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Smile on Dems: Ignorance is bliss.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Ray, way out classed him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQp5Uw5OjRU

Prayer’s up for both of them.


6 posted on 11/20/2012 8:49:06 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ConservativeStatement

It’s a tough business.


7 posted on 11/20/2012 8:50:43 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

He’s (almost) dead Jim.


8 posted on 11/20/2012 8:51:05 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Life is just a bowl of Low Information Voters.)
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To: mylife

Critical condition...

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more-sports/macho-camacho-shot-jaw-critical-condition-article-1.1205505?localLinksEnabled=false


9 posted on 11/20/2012 8:52:56 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Smile on Dems: Ignorance is bliss.)
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To: Kickass Conservative
What about his brother, Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert?


10 posted on 11/20/2012 8:53:47 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

Prayers for him.


11 posted on 11/20/2012 8:57:17 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Bummer
Oscar Del laHoya/ Comacho

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQp5Uw5OjRU


12 posted on 11/20/2012 8:57:45 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Thanks.

I wonder what went down?


13 posted on 11/20/2012 9:02:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

Ray was never the same after Doo Ku Kim


14 posted on 11/20/2012 9:04:45 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

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.

http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/8658399/hector-macho-camacho-shot-expected-survive


15 posted on 11/20/2012 9:06:12 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Smile on Dems: Ignorance is bliss.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Best wishes.
He entertained millions.


16 posted on 11/20/2012 9:09:27 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.

17 posted on 11/21/2012 12:02:27 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: ConservativeStatement
TMZ's reporting he was hit several times in the neck and face. Not good.
18 posted on 11/21/2012 12:11:22 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: ConservativeStatement
Camacho May Never Walk Again Due To Shooting

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.

Source: http://www.boxingscene.com/camacho-never-walk-again-due-shooting--59581

19 posted on 11/21/2012 12:16:20 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: ConservativeStatement

God speed. I like that guy.


20 posted on 11/21/2012 12:38:09 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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!


21 posted on 11/21/2012 1:46:01 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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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.


22 posted on 11/21/2012 2:56:23 AM PST by Hayride
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