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Hector Camacho update: Fighter on life support, reportedly declared brain dead

Despite reports that he was expected to pull through, Hector Camacho's condition has worsened after last night's shooting in Puerto Rico, and the star fighter is now on life support.

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UPDATE: According to, Camacho has been declared brain dead.

The Los Angeles Times reports that despite earlier belief that Hector "Macho" Camacho would pull through following his shooting last night in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, the 1980s superstar fighter is now on life support.

A friend of boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho says the former world champion's condition has worsened and he could be taken off life support.

Camacho was shot in the face Tuesday in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. A friend with him was killed. Doctors initially said the boxer was in critical condition but was expected to survive.

Ismael Leandry, a friend of Camacho's, told the Associated Press that doctors are waiting for Camacho's mother to decide whether he should be taken off life support.

It looked late last night as if Hector had cleared the biggest hurdles, but this is obviously not the news anyone wanted to hear today.

We'll keep you updated on the situation when more news comes in. For now, our best wishes are with Hector Camacho, his family, and his loved ones.

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