Photos: Hector "Macho" Camacho's career

 

Famed Puerto Rican boxer Hector (Macho) Camacho is clinically brain dead and will be taken off life support on Friday — three days after he was shot in the face. We look back at the talented boxer's career.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Hector Camacho (R) lands a punch to his opponent Roberto Duran during their IBC Middleweight fight at the Mark Estes Arena in the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City 22 June. Camacho won in a 12 round decision.</div>
 

Hector Camacho (R) lands a punch to his opponent Roberto Duran during their IBC Middleweight fight at the Mark Estes Arena in the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City 22 June. Camacho won in a 12 round decision.

Photograph by: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, AFP/Getty Images

 
<div id="page1">Hector Camacho (R) lands a punch to his opponent Roberto Duran during their IBC Middleweight fight at the Mark Estes Arena in the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City 22 June. Camacho won in a 12 round decision.</div>
22 Jul 1996: Hector Camacho delivers a blow to the head of Roberto Duran during the Hector Macho Camacho v Roberto Duran bout at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Camacho won the fight.
14 Nov 1996: Hector Macho Camacho (right) looks over to Sugar Ray Leonard (left) during a press conference at the All Star Cafe in New York to publicize their fight in Atlantic City, scheduled for February 28th, 1997.
1 Mar 1997:  Hector "Macho" Camacho heads toward the ring for a bout against Sugar Ray Leonard in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Camacho won the fight with a TKO in the fifth round.
1 Mar 1997:  Hector "Macho" Camacho celebrates after a bout against Sugar Ray Leonard in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Camacho won the fight with a TKO in the fifth round.
Hector Camacho rides on the shoulders of his trainer after defeating Roberto Duran in a 12 round decision after their IBC Middleweight fight at the Mark Estes Arena in the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City 22 June.
Undefeated super lightweight champion Hector "Macho" Camacho Jr. (R) as his father, 7 time world champion Hector "Macho" Camacho Sr. (L) pose for photographers during an open workout 01 February 2001 on Miami's South Beach. The Camachos, the first time father and son tandem to share the same boxing card since 1975, will fight Rocky Martinez and Troy Lowry respectively 03 February 2001 at a nightclub in Miami, Florida.
Boxers Sugar Ray Leonard (sitting, 2L) and Hector "Macho" Camacho (R) pose with kids from the New Jersey Avenue school during a benefit luncheon at Planet Hollywood on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey 28 February. Leonard is returning to the ring to fight Camacho at the Atlantic City Convention Center 1 March after retiring in 1991.
Hector "Macho" Camacho (L) and Sugar Ray Leonard trade punches in the second round of their twelve-round IBC Middleweight title fight 01 March at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Camacho won by a TKO in the 5th round after the referee stopped the fight.
Referee Richard Steele directs Oscar De La Hoya (C) toward a neutral corner 13 September after he knocked Hector Camacho to the canvas in the ninth round during their fight in Las Vegas. De La Hoya beat Camacho in a 12-round unanimous decision to retain his WBC Welterweight title.
Hector "Macho" Camacho celebrates 20 May following his 12-round decision over Homer "The Nature Boy" Gibbins at the Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Camacho, with this victory, retains his IBC welterweight title and increases his record to 52-3, with 24 KO's.
Hector 'Macho' Camacho arrives at the Premio Lo Nuestro a La Musica Latina at American Airlines Arena on February 16, 2012 in Miami, Florida.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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