The world of boxing mourns Hector "Macho" Camacho

After being shot, he was declared brain dead in Puerto Rico

The world of boxing mourns Hector
Hector “Macho” Camacho rest in peace. SanDiegoRed

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From the many prayers now to reliving the most important moments in the ring, Hector "Macho" Camacho is remembered by other greats in the world of boxing after he was declared brain dead.

Former Mexican world boxing champion Julio Cesar Chavez was one of the biggest rivals of Camacho, which can be remembered very well from the fight that Puerto Rican and Mexican staged in September 1992, which broke ratings records and ended with the victory for Chavez.

Video: Boxing fight of Hector "Macho" Camacho and Julio Cesar Chavez

After knowing the incident where Camacho was shot, Chavez was the first to call out for support for Macho Camacho and his family with prayers through his Twitter account.

The President of the World Boxing Council Jose Sulaiman said in a recent interview that Macho Camacho had revolutionized boxing, and perfectly imitated the style of Muhammad Ali.

"He revolutionized boxing in his time, and announcing him was to announce controversy.

Punches here and there which filled the arenas.” Sualaiman told reporters, who also added that Camacho had a strong jaw which made it difficult for anyone to knock him out, and also outstanding movement.

Camacho also was one of the champions who were invited to the ceremony of the World Boxing Council, where a tribute to Muhammad Ali was celebrated and where Ali was declared as "king of boxing."

Mike Tyson, Oscar De La Hoya and other sports personalities in entertainment joined together, and asked everyone for prayers for Macho Camacho and his family.

Hector “Macho” Camacho died today at 10:00 a.m. local time, but will be kept connected to the machines to preserve his organs, while the family decides on the donation and also, for some of his relatives to spend time with him.

Brenda.Colon@sandiegored.com

Translation : Omar.Martinez@sandiegored.com

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