Puerto Rico Says Adios To Boxer 'Macho' Camacho

By  | 

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Family and friends of slain boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho are saying goodbye at a memorial service in his native Puerto Rico.

The memorial is taking place in an indoor basketball court draped in black carpeting and black curtains for the occasion. Camacho is in an open casket dressed in white and wearing a large, gold crucifix.

His mother wept, caressed his face and cried out as she said goodbye to him a few minutes before the start of Tuesday's service. Dozens of prominent Puerto Rican boxers are on hand for the ceremony.

Camacho died Saturday, about three days after he was shot along with a friend in his hometown of Bayamon. His lawyer has said the funeral and burial will be in New York but details haven't been announced.