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Old 11-24-2012, 09:19 AM
 
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RIP Macho..I'm glad you are finally at peace.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:40 AM
 
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RIP Macho Man.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:38 AM
 
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Looks like they're going to remove the machines which are keeping his organs working, tomorrow. Macho Camacho is brain dead, clinically dead. Just a damn shame, but not a surprising end.

His life seemed to be very troubled over the last several years. Drug and alcohol problems, burglarizing an electronics store, shot in a carjack attempt last year, on trial for child abuse of his teenage son. The Macho Man appeared to be on a self-destructive path.
I concur with your assessment: "[Camacho] appeared to be on a self destructive path." In addition, drug dealers (and maybe drug USERS) should not be glamorized or glorified. However, it seems that most of us are (at times) inclined to look the other way when the person in question had (or has) an above average talent which overshadows their inherent weakness for substance abuse, be it illegal drugs or alcohol.

We can easily name off countless artists and athletes who've succombed to substance abuse: Janice Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Daryl Strawberry (still alive), John Belucci, Whitney Houston, Ricky Hatton (still alive), and on, and on. . .

In recalling the above names, most of us tend to remember the things these people were able to do with their voices, their guitars, their baseball bats, their comedic nature, their fists. We celebrate their talents, not their addictions. Precisely for this reason, I choose to celebrate and remember Hector "Macho" Camacho's boxing talents and accomplishments.

RIP
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:17 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I concur with your assessment: "[Camacho] appeared to be on a self destructive path." In addition, drug dealers (and maybe drug USERS) should not be glamorized or glorified. However, it seems that most of us are (at times) inclined to look the other way when the person in question had (or has) an above average talent which overshadows their inherent weakness for substance abuse, be it illegal drugs or alcohol.

We can easily name off countless artists and athletes who've succombed to substance abuse: Janice Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Daryl Strawberry (still alive), John Belucci, Whitney Houston, Ricky Hatton (still alive), and on, and on. . .

In recalling the above names, most of us tend to remember the things these people were able to do with their voices, their guitars, their baseball bats, their comedic nature, their fists. We celebrate their talents, not their addictions. Precisely for this reason, I choose to celebrate and remember Hector "Macho" Camacho's boxing talents and accomplishments.

RIP
My comment was just a statement of fact about Camacho's life of late, not a condemnation of his Boxing career. Frankly, he was never one of my favorite fighters and I wouldn't classify him as an all-time great, not even on par with Ray Leonard (a man he beat when Leonard was washed up). Nevertheless, he was a talented fighter. Just my opinion.

Having said that, may he rest in peace. My heart goes out to his family. Shame that his life had to end in this manner.

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Old 11-26-2012, 07:16 PM
 
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He was more than entertaining. And as Don King declared, "Hector Camacho was a promoter's dream."

His departure greatly pains those of us who were entertained by his countless bouts.

His show began much before he delivered the first blow to his opponent.

And his show continued much after the bout ended. . .be it by KO, Decision or Loss.

He was a Showman which will not be easily forgotten.

"WHAT TIME IS IT?" "IT'S MACHO TIME!"

May we remember him at his best.


Hector Camacho Tribute - Still Macho R.I.P - YouTube
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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Yeah...great..."a promoters dream", huh?

Gotta tell ya, folks, I get real tired of hearing these stories about how some poor fool came up out of gutter
and made somebody else a ton of cash!! How many of these kids have to self-destruct before people start asking questions?

I hope Hector made it to the Pearly Gates, but I'd sure love to have a piece of sending those other folks someplace else!!

FWIW.
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