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 Last update:  11/22/2012       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Camacho To Be Taken Off Life Support, Family Mourns
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Former three-time world champion Hector 'Macho' Camacho is showing no brain activity. Secondary tests were conducted this morning. Those tests displayed a flatline for brain activity, confirming an earlier diagnosis that Camacho was brain dead after being shot - according to Dr. Ernesto Torres, the director of the Centro Medico hospital in Rio Piedras.

Camacho's family and close friends has been informed of the situation and are going to be visiting the medical facility throughout the day. Medical staff are waiting for the arrival of Hector Camacho Jr., who missed a morning flight and should arrive in the afternoon from New York. Torres believes the machines that are keeping Camacho's body functioning will be disconnected no earlier than tomorrow.

"The final diagnosis is brain dead. Now it is confirmed," Torres said. "Clinically, we had the suspicion. The EEG showed a flatline. We wanted to break the news to everyone that Macho Camacho has died. Remember the arteries that carry blood to the brain, three of them were injured and that lack of oxygen really hurt him. Such a lack of oxygen did great damage to the brain."

The family was given until tomorrow to decide whether to donate the organs of the ex-boxer. If so, Lifelink (organ donation company) would enter the picture tomorrow.

Camacho was shot on Tuesday night, while sitting in a Ford Mustang in a parking lot near the business Azuquita located on PR-165, in Bayamón. The attack killed his childhood friend, Alberto Mojica Yamil Moreno, who has a criminal record for possession of controlled substances. A single bullet hit Camacho to the left side of his jaw. The bullet fractured his cervical 5 and 6, and lodged in his right shoulder. Furthermore, the damaged arteries that affected the blood flow to the brain.

Camacho had a career record of 79-5-3, including 38 knockouts, and he fought the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Julio Cesar Chavez, Sugar Ray Leonard, Felix Trinidad, Ray Mancini and Greg Haugen during his career.




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comment by elghetto, on 11-23-2012
This is a boxing forum not a political forum......:and put stain in the name of a death person cry in front of the eyes of god.

comment by ~BoZz~, on 11-23-2012
[QUOTE=YDKSAB]You're constantly trolling in this thread to get a reaction out of people. You know he's not from Mexico yet you say stupid things like "Mexico will miss this legend and warrior". "Mexico's greatest warrior." You're full of subtlety and you're wasting time trolling a man who is a...

comment by YDKSAB, on 11-23-2012
[QUOTE=~BoZz~]Do you ever log off???.. You're on here 24/7..probably waiting for me you obsessed troll :lol1: That is my opinion..I'm entitled to it.. And show me where I made fun out of his nationality???... Stop crying and making sh1t up you little trolling sn1tch and stop stalking me..get ...

comment by ~BoZz~, on 11-23-2012
[QUOTE=YDKSAB]After constantly trolling this thread, making fun of his nationality, and being an over douche, you have been reported. Enjoy.[/QUOTE] Do you ever log off???.. You're on here 24/7..probably waiting for me you obsessed troll :lol1: That is my opinion..I'm entitled to it....

comment by YDKSAB, on 11-23-2012
[QUOTE=~BoZz~]They way?? Bro if you wanna teach me about spelling check your own sh** first.... I don't give a fu** about him..if you do that's ok he's your country man,if he was Mexican or Cuban I don't think you'd be shown so much interest... I feel sorry for the mother but I got no sy...

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