Doctors in San Juan lately announced that "El Macho" is now mind deceased and are talking to with his close relatives over whether he should be kept on lifestyle assistance.
But whatever happens to him in the following times, it is obvious that his heritage will stay on.
Camacho won three globe punching headings for his local Puerto Rico. He may have had serious behavior issues outside the band, and several run-ins with the law, but his heated character, unbelievable punching outfits, and passionate contribution actually reveals like Univision's Mira Quien Baila, created him somewhat of a pop symbol. It also offered his lovers a lot of factors to really like him.
Here are just a few of our preferred factors about Hector "Macho" Camacho. Thanks to our visitors for causing this record.
1. The Name
Camacho did not only have a catchy nickname and an ego to match the size of his muscles, he also coined his own phrase, which he used over and over again in TV appearances and ads. "What Time is it? It's Macho Time!"
2. Crazy Costumes
As Camacho became a famous boxer, he began to enjoy basking in the media spotlight. During fights, he entered the ring in outrageous costumes like a roman soldier outfit, this Puerto-Rican superhero outfit, and an unexplainable, and somewhat morbid costume with a helmet, which he wore to his 1997 championship bout versus Oscar de la Hoya.
3. The Hair
What about that little Superman-style curly lock adorning El Macho's forehead? A classic trademark that even Univision's Don Francisco tried to emulate.
4. The Reality Shows
Toward the end of his career El Macho's boxing abilities withered. But his charisma stayed intact, earning him a spot on several reality shows. First El Macho danced for Mira Quien Baila, Univision's version of Dancing With the Stars. Then he became a surreal Mira Quien Baila critic, and then he starred in his own web series. In this episode Puerto-Rican singer Giselle Ortiz gives El Macho a couple tips about how to seduce a girl.
5. Julio Cesar Chavez's Alter Ego
Some boxing fans found that El Macho was a refreshing alternative to Julio Cesar Chavez, the stoic Mexican champ, who was the other big Latin boxing star in the '80s and '90s. "He was always like the street peacock to Julio Cesar Chavez's earnest family man [image] back in the day," wrote Twitter user @monikafabian. "Two different Latin manhoods."
6. A Gentleman?
Many fans of El Macho, who saw him in Mira Quien Baila are convinced that the rowdy, spotlight-hungry, boxing legend had a soft touch as well. "I loved it when this guy got out on a dance floor and displayed how sensitive he could be. God help him," wrote Twitter user @bodiqua77.
7. A Champion for Puerto Rico and U.S. Latinos
Take away all the flashy costumes, the clever slogans and the run-ins with police, and what are you left with? A gifted boxer with a lethal left hook, who won world boxing titles in three weight categories. El Macho was simply one of the best at his sport, and that is why people began to pay attention to him in the first place. In case you never saw him fight, here's a good roundup of El Macho knockouts.