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Doctor: Former world champion Hector 'Macho' Camacho is brain dead

The 50-year-old Camacho was shot as he and a friend sat in a Ford Mustang parked outside a bar Tuesday night.

 Hector Camacho, left, fights Oscar De La Hoya in Las Vegas in 1997.
Hector Camacho, left, fights Oscar De La Hoya in Las Vegas in 1997.
Image: (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush)

DOCTORS SAY FAMED Puerto Rican boxer Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho is clinically “brain dead” after being shot in the face.

Dr Ernesto Torres said at a news conference today that doctors are still performing tests on Camacho before meeting with his family in Puerto Rico.

Torres had said late last night that Camacho was showing irregular and intermittent brain activity.

The 50-year-old Camacho was shot as he and a friend sat in a Ford Mustang parked outside a bar Tuesday night. Police spokesman Alex Diaz has said officers found nine small bags of cocaine in the friend’s pocket, and a 10th bag open inside the car.

Camacho was considered a volatile but popular and skilled boxer who battled drugs, alcohol and other problems. He had a career record of 79-6-3.

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