=== Camacho dies after being taken off life support ===
San Juan, PR (Sports Network) - Former boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho
was taken off life support early Saturday morning and died. He was 50 years
According to the San Juan newspaper El Nuevo Dia, doctors took Camacho off
life support machines at 1:40 a.m. local time.
Camacho was shot in a car Tuesday and was declared "brain dead" Thursday
According to police reports, Camacho was shot several times, including in the
face, while seated in a Ford Mustang. The shots were fired from a person in a
second vehicle and the driver of the Mustang was killed.
Police stated that several bags of cocaine were found in the car that Camacho
occupied and that one of the bags was open.
A former champ in the super featherweight, lightweight and light welterweight
divisions, Camacho posted a record of 79-6-3 during his career, including 45
wins by knockout. His last fight was in May of 2010.
Some of Camacho's biggest fights in a three-decade career came against Roberto
Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard, Oscar De La Hoya and Julio Cesar Chavez.
Camacho battled drug and legal issues throughout his life and was shot in 2011
when he was the victim of a carjacking.
11/24 09:30:24 ET