Hector 'Macho' Camacho has been taken off of life support in Puerto Rico following a shooting earlier this week, with the fighter declared brain dead by Dr. Ernest Torres:
"We have done everything we could," said Torres, who is director of the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan. "We have to tell the people of Puerto Rico and the entire world that Macho Camacho has died, he is brain dead."
Camacho, 50, was shot in Bayamon three days ago while in a car with a friend, who died in the shooting. He was one of the biggest boxing stars of the 1980s, winning world titles at 130, 135, and 140, and challenging for titles at welterweight.
Over his career, he faced the likes of Julio Cesar Chavez, Oscar De La Hoya, Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard, Felix Trinidad, Ray Mancini, Greg Haugen, Vinny Pazienza, Howard Davis Jr, Jose Luis Ramirez, and many others. He last fought in 2010, losing a 10-round decision to Saul Duran.
Camacho's career record was 79-6-3, with 38 wins by stoppage. He was never stopped himself over his 30-year pro boxing career.