Puerto Rico says adios to boxer 'Macho' Camacho
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Family, fans and fellow boxers said goodbye Tuesday to Hector "Macho" Camacho at a memorial and wake for the slain former world champion fighter known for his flamboyance in and out of the ring.
Hundreds of people filed past Camacho's open casket, displayed inside a gymnasium decked out for the occasion with black carpet and curtains. The boxer wore white, along with a large gold crucifix and a necklace spelling out his nickname, "Macho," in capital letters.
First up were members of his immediate family, including his mother, Maria Matias, who wept and caressed her son's face in the coffin, which was draped in a Puerto Rican flag. "They killed him," she wailed at one point.
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