Boxing legend Hector 'Macho' Camacho shot in the face, declared brain dead

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sparky
11/21/12 4:39:15PM
Puerto Rican boxing legend and former world champion Hector "Macho" Camacho was declared brain dead earlier today after getting shot in the face in San Juan.

I know a lot of mixed martial arts (MMA) fans are also fans of the "sweet science," and I'm sure you won't be pleased to hear that Puerto Rican boxing legend Hector "Macho" Camacho was declared brain dead by his doctor earlier today after getting shot in the face in San Juan.

From ABC News:

Camacho was rushed to the Rio Piedras Medical Center in San Juan last night after a gunman shot him in the face while he was in his car with a friend near a shopping mall in the town of Bayamón.

Torres said that a bullet aimed at Camacho's face, was deflected by his jaw, and made it's way to the top of the boxer's spinal chord, which means that if Camacho survives he could have trouble walking, or may even be paralyzed.


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sparky
11/21/12 4:40:37PM
This is awful news. Wishing his Family alll the best.
BuffaloDave
11/21/12 5:14:36PM
Terrible news, but that's what happens when you live the life like Camacho did.

Went to bed last night, with it being reported that he was gonna survive, when I woke up seen that his conditioned worsened
jae_1833
11/21/12 5:35:28PM
The most amazing thing about all this is that the dude's JAW deflected a BULLET!! Super sad for his family, but talk about an epic ending to an awesome life.
FastKnockout
11/21/12 7:39:04PM

Posted by jae_1833

The most amazing thing about all this is that the dude's JAW deflected a BULLET!! Super sad for his family, but talk about an epic ending to an awesome life.



Nothing epic about this.
jakewalters
11/21/12 10:21:04PM
Damn. Hoping the best for him and his family, he's one of my favorite boxers of all time
tcunningham
11/21/12 10:39:02PM
tragic
jakewalters
11/24/12 4:27:54PM
RIP