“Macho” Life Ends Tragically for Camacho:
One year after Hector Camacho was fatally shot in his native Puerto Rico, OTL examines how the “Macho Man’s” arrested adolescence and frequent drug use ultimately led to his tragic death. Reporter Pablo Torre looks back at Camacho’s turbulent life.
The Hector Camacho feature on Outside the Lines premieres on ESPN2 Sunday morning at 8am, and will air at 9am on ESPNEWS.
“I told Hector if he didn’t get his act together he could get killed. And he would tell me, ‘No, I won’t get killed because I’m Macho Man.’ I said, ‘Hector, it doesn’t work that way.’” — Angie Garcia, friend who became Camacho’s business manager
“I felt like being with him was like having another child. It just, he was never the father, the man, the husband.” — Amy Camacho, divorced wife of Hector Camacho
This should be an interesting one to watch, as the tragic shooting of Camacho left many questions unanswered, and Camacho continues to be one of the most captivating figures in the sport’s recent history.