Fights break out at service for ‘Macho’ Camacho

Boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho is apparently as divisive in death as he was in life.

Several fights erupted at the viewing of the slain fighter’s body in Puerto Rico this week, ESPN reports, including a scrap between women claiming to be his girlfriend at the time of his death, his former girlfriend and his sisters.

During the viewing Tuesday, Cynthia Castillo, who claimed to be Camacho’s most recent girlfriend, kissed Camacho’s body on the mouth and then walked to an area reserved for family, where she claimed someone threw a plate of food at her and then attacked her.

She got into an altercation with Gloria Fernandez, who said she had been Camacho’s girlfriend for the past 25 years, and Camacho’s sisters, Esther and Estrella, ESPN said.

If that weren’t enough, former former bantamweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez got into it with a man named Jorge Lozada, who said he’s a member of the Camacho family.

Camacho, 50, was shot Nov. 20 while sitting in a parked car outside a bar in Puerto Rico. He died three days later after being taken off life support.

The flamboyant Camacho was a boxing superstar in the 1980s, holding the super lightweight, lightweight and junior welterweight world titles.

Camacho’s body was flown Thursday to New York, where hopefully he can rest in peace.

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25 comments Add your comment

2DPointAtlanta

November 29th, 2012
2:32 pm

Sadly Camacho didn’t “come-to” even for a minute, crawl out of the casket and clear the entire establishment……….even if only for about five minutes.

joe

November 29th, 2012
2:53 pm

Sounds like a new reality show coming soon to a cable network near you…seriously.

OMG!!

November 29th, 2012
2:59 pm

Ladies, please remember, the more MONEY a man has, the more WOMEN he has!!!

OMG!!

November 29th, 2012
3:00 pm

Enter your comments here

Mr. Obvious

November 29th, 2012
3:14 pm

The same thing will likely happen at Evander Holyfield’s funeral.

Mr. Obvious

November 29th, 2012
3:15 pm

Ditto with Bobby Petrino.

Taxi Smith

November 29th, 2012
3:48 pm

Drug dealing bad boys aways draw flies.

Pardon the Interruption

November 29th, 2012
3:48 pm

Dear Charlie Sheen, pay attention guy. This is not winning! This is how you become a bufoon.

Aquagirl

November 29th, 2012
3:51 pm

It’s what Hector would have wanted.

Dontavius Supremo

November 29th, 2012
3:52 pm

This guy was brain dead a long time before he got shot.

IDIOTS ARE EVERYWHERE

November 29th, 2012
4:02 pm

NO RESPECT FOR THE DEAD! WHAT IDIOTIC FOOLS!!

Mike

November 29th, 2012
4:03 pm

Is anyone surprised? Does anyone care? The closer you get to the equator, the dumber people get.

'trtainmntime

November 29th, 2012
4:23 pm

They were all his girlfriends, she shouldn’t have kissed the dead body on the mouth though. That was the fuel for the fire, deserved a whipping for that ‘too bold a move’. Flambouyant in death as well.

Hector C

November 29th, 2012
4:46 pm

I’m still gettin’ some even up here in heaven!

Yankee Transplant

November 29th, 2012
7:06 pm

I’m with MIKE. Just compare Southerners to Yankees.

Taylor

November 29th, 2012
8:14 pm

Friggin Getto Catholics

Tom Cat

November 29th, 2012
10:16 pm

Yeah, Yankee let’s look At Southerners to Yankees. Y’all are the idiots that re-elected that socialist in the white house.By the way, you must not like it up there or you wouldn’t have moved here.

GRAPHITE

November 29th, 2012
11:04 pm

All yankees can kiss my white S. Al. ass.Come on down to the Warrior River swamp and enjoy the good life.

The Man

November 29th, 2012
11:21 pm

Reading these comments, I can see why Georgia is at the bottom in graduation rates, and so staunchly repubilican…

ee

November 30th, 2012
12:21 am

Ditto with mike Tyson. Then he would get up and “knock you out” or bite off an ear. Maybe his girlfriend will bite off his ear as tribute

T. Earl

November 30th, 2012
1:04 am

Response to “The Man”: I believe a “eyes wide open” study of graduation rates (and percentages of same with respect to similar demographics) would yield similar results in any northern state. As for the Republican comment, I have none.

And finally, since all of you are so off base, this is supposed to be a sports blog with commentary about babes fighting at a celebrated fighters final ceremony. Who could ask for more???? Hahaha!

KG

November 30th, 2012
2:03 am

This has nothing to do with race or ethnicity. It simply involves a man who had more than one love interest and the wrong one(kisser) was invited to the funeral. The family should have kept her away to avoid such a scene. Unfortunate…

sj

November 30th, 2012
7:13 am

Didn’t something like this also happen at MJs viewing? I think the only difference was the fights were between 4 and 5 year old boys trying to get into MJs front pants pocket to get the candy he always seemed to carry around.

The south is close to the equator

November 30th, 2012
7:56 am

Im with Mike the closer to equator you are the dumber you are ..LOL As you can tell Mike is not to bright either dumb @$$ Just gave up your own stupidity …

Anyway why does the AJC choose what articles we can comment on its obvious they like us to attack each other here on race and such ..You don’t see them allowing comments on other articles

Too soon?

November 30th, 2012
8:23 am

“The flamboyant Camacho was a boxing superstar in the 1980s, holding the super lightweight, lightweight and junior welterweight world titles.”

Being the lightweight or welterweight champion is a lot like being the world’s tallest midget.