Hector Camacho Shot

by admin on Среда, Ноябрь 21st, 2012

Former world boxing champion Hector  Camacho was shot in the face as he sat in a car outside the Puerto Rican capital on Tuesday. He was rushed to Centro Medico, the trauma center in San Juan, where he was in critical but stable condition. Dr. Ernesto Torres, the hospital director, told reporters that the bullet apparently struck him in the jaw but exited his head and lodged in his right shoulder and fractured two vertebrae. The doctor said the boxer, who used  drugs and alcohol during a career that included some high-profile bouts, could be paralyzed from the shooting.

Another unknown man in the car died in the attack in which at least one gunman opened fire on their vehicle in the city of Bayamon, according to a statement from police. They said no arrests have been made in the shooting.

Camacho representative Steve Tannenbaum said he was told by friends at the hospital that the boxer would make it.»This guy is a cat with nine lives. He’s been through so much,» he said. «If anybody can pull through it will be him.»

The fighter’s last title bout came against then-welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya in 1997, a loss by unanimous decision. Tannenbaum said he was going to fight two years ago in Denmark until his opponent pulled out and that they were looking at a possible bout in 2013.

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