Boxer 'Macho' Camacho critical condition in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Former world boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho was in critical condition on Wednesday after being shot in his native Puerto Rico, with doctors and his family expected to wrestle with whether to take him off life support after his condition worsened.
Doctors had said Camacho was expected to survive after he was shot in the face while sitting in a car on Tuesday night in his hometown of Bayamon. But his condition worsened overnight and his heart stopped at one point, said Dr Ernesto Torres, director of the Centro Medico trauma centre in San Juan.
"He's battling minute to minute. This is the most important fight of his life," Dr Torres told The Associated Press outside the hospital in the Puerto Rican capital.
Dr Torres said two specialists would examine the boxer to determine his level of brain activity.