Hector Camacho dead at age 50 following shooting

Hector Camacho has died this morning in San Juan, Puerto Rico following a shooting earlier this week. Camacho and a friend were shot while sitting in a parked car outside a bar this past Tuesday.

There were initially reports that Camacho had been pronounced dead right after the shooting, but those were quickly followed by reports that the bullet had not entered Camacho's brain and that he was expected to survive. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse and Camacho was declared brain dead and eventually taken off life support.

Camacho will be best remembered for his flashy personality and fights with Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad, Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard and his biggest rival Julio Cesar Chavez.

There will be better Hector "Macho" Camacho tributes written by men much more capable than me over the coming days and weeks.

So instead, I'll just leave you with this. One of the most memorable moments of a proud career:


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