Boxing great Hector “Macho” Camacho's funeral was disrupted when a fight erupted among several women. Reports indicate the parties were a woman who claimed to be Camacho's girlfriend, his ex-girlfriend and his sisters.
Hector “Macho” Camacho, 50, died Saturday after being shot on Nov. 20. He was shot in the head by two gunmen while sitting in a car in a parking lot in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Camacho was rushed to the hospital but was declared brain dead upon arrival. His family took him off life support on Saturday. Adrian Mojica Moreno, Camacho's lifelong friend, was with him and was shot dead on the spot.
Police have made no arrests but do have known suspects, reports ESPN.
At the public funeral on Wednesday in Puerto Rico, many fans and family paid their respects to Camacho, reports USA Today. Cynthia Castillo, 28, was on hand and claimed to be his girlfriend. After kissing Camacho's body during the open casket service, she went over to the section reserved for family, reports USA Today. A confrontation soon began among Castillo, Gloria Fernandez, Camacho's ex-girlfriend, and several of his sisters.
After the incident, Castillo said, "I am the actual girlfriend of Macho, and those who don't like it better not bring it," reports ESPN. Fernandez was reportedly with the boxer for more than 25 years, notes ESPN. Castillo went to get something to eat and was soon asked to leave by Camacho's family. According to Castillo, "I said no, so they threw my plate of food and attacked me, and I defended myself," reports ESPN.
The video catches the aftermath of the brawl as it spilled out from the funeral. Police can be seen and insults in Spanish could be heard.
Camacho was one of Puerto Rico's most honored boxing legends. His amateur career included three New York Golden Gloves Championships and he transitioned successfully to pro. Camacho had 79 career wins and fought some of the greatest of all time, including Julio Cesar Chaez, Roberto Duran, Felix Trinidad and Oscar De La Hoya. Camacho famously knocked out Sugar Ray Leonard in 1997. Camacho was a champion in several weight classes as well.
Camacho's body was flown to the Bronx, N.Y., for a viewing Thursday and he will buried at St. Raymond's Cemetery on Saturday, reports USA Today.
Charles Poladian joined IBTimes in October 2012 and, when not reporting on all things topical, can be found reading or photographing concerts.