News: Fat Joe & Pusha T Bid Farewell To Boxing Icon: "He Always Repped Puerto Ricans"
Saturday, Nov 24, 2012 2:40PM
Rap stars Fat Joe and Pusha T expressed their feelings for Puerto Rican boxing legend Hector "Macho" Camacho right before his Saturday (November 24) passing at the age of 50.
Fat Joe hopped on his Twitter page to offer his best wishes to the Camacho family.
"God Bless Macho Camacho and his family! He's truly a Boriqua LEGEND !!!!!," Joey Crack tweeted November 20th.
"I DIDNT SAY RIP I SAID GOD BLESS HIM HE ALWAYS REPPED PUERTO RICANS" (Fat Joe's Twitter)
Pusha T shared a similar sentiment and reflected on growing up idolizing him.
"I am devastated by the Hector "Macho" Camacho tragedy... Prayers go out to the family.," Pusha tweeted November 21st.
"In my youth, I had a "rat tail" and used to put pink lotion moisturizer in it hoping it would be like Camacho's! #Wavy #ItsMachoTime" (Pusha T's Twitter)
The boxing legend passed away Saturday, days after getting placed on life support following a shooting.
Former championship boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho died Saturday at the hospital in Puerto Rico where he has been unconscious since he was shot in the face in an attack in his hometown. Camacho went into cardiac arrest in the pre-dawn hours and he was then taken off life support and died shortly thereafter, said Dr. Ernesto Torres, the director of the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan. Camacho's mother, Maria Matias, said Friday night that she had supported removing him from life support after his three sons had arrived from the U.S. mainland and had a chance to see their father for the last time. (Seattle Times)
The late boxer's career spanned over three decades with memorable opponents.
Originally from Bayamon, just outside San Juan, Camacho was long regarded as a flashy if volatile talent, a skilled boxer who was perhaps overshadowed by his longtime foil, Mexican superstar Julio Cesar Chavez, who would beat him in a long-awaited showdown in Las Vegas in 1992. Camacho fought professionally for three decades, from his humble debut against David Brown at New York's Felt Forum in 1980 to an equally forgettable swansong against Sal Duran in Kissimmee, Florida, in 2010. In between, he fought some of the biggest stars spanning two eras, including Sugar Ray Leonard, Felix Trinidad, Oscar De La Hoya and Roberto Duran. (ESPN)
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