Boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho died in a supposed drug-related shootout in Puerto Rico but, as it turns out, he remains just as controversial in death: several fights broke on the second day of wake between the women in his life, ESPN reports.
Some of the fights were just verbal but at least one turned physical when a woman claiming to be Camacho’s girlfriend showed up at the public viewing, thus angering Camacho’s official girlfriend and his sisters.
The whole thing turned into a “scratching match,” the aforementioned publication says.
Cynthia Castillo, who claims to have been the boxer’s secret girlfriend, is telling ESPN that the other women should actually be grateful that she was there by his side through thick and thin, and not attack her like that.
She stresses she’s the victim here.
“I am the actual girlfriend of Macho, and those who don't like it better not bring it. They shouldn't be going after me. They should be thanking me for being with him at all times,” she explains.
“I went to get something to eat because Machito (Hector Camacho Jr.) told me to, and his ex-girlfriend (Fernandez) came up to me and told me that I had to leave,” Castillo adds.
“I said no, so they threw my plate of food and attacked me, and I defended myself,” she says.
The other camp, that made of Camacho’s sisters and his longtime girlfriend, is still to comment on the physical altercation that took place at his funeral.
ESPN adds that this wasn’t the only fight that marred the proceedings.
“There was also pushing and shoving between former bantamweight champ Wilfredo Vazquez and Jorge Lozada, who said he's a member of the Camacho family, after Lozada allegedly tried to separate Vazquez's wife and Camacho's mother, Maria Matias, as the two embraced,” the publication reports.
As noted above, Camacho was shot in the neck and face earlier this month, in a drive-by shooting. Drugs were found in his car but not on his person, but on his driver.
He was rushed to the hospital and was pronounced brain dead in a matter of hours. Later, the family decided to take him off life support.