Puerto Rican boxing great Hector 'Macho' Camacho dies
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (AP) - Hector "Macho" Camacho, a Puerto Rican boxer known for skill and flamboyance in the ring, as well as for a messy personal life and run-ins with the police, was declared dead on Saturday, four days after being shot in the face. He was 50.
Shot while sitting in a parked car outside a bar on Tuesday with a friend in the city of Bayamon, he was declared dead at the Centro Medico trauma centre in San Juan. The friend, 49-year-old Adrian Mojica Moreno, died at the scene of the shooting.
Police said Mr Moreno had nine small bags of cocaine in his pocket and a 10th bag was found open in the car.
Originally from Bayamon, just outside San Juan, Camacho was long regarded as a flashy if volatile talent, a skilled boxer who was perhaps overshadowed by his longtime foil, Mexican superstar Julio Cesar Chavez, who would beat him in a long-awaited showdown in Las Vegas in 1992.