Doctor: Boxer Camacho is Brain Dead

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Two aunts of famed Puerto Rican boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho say his family has decided to wait two more days before taking him off life support.

A doctor said earlier Thursday that Camacho is clinically brain dead.

One of the fighter's aunts, Aida Camacho, says two of Camacho's sisters have asked to have two more days to spend with him, and other family members have agreed even though they feel it time to give in.

Another aunt, Blanca Camacho, also says the family has agreed to the wishes of the two sisters from New York to hold off on ending life support.

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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