While funerals are somber occasions, when it comes to the final services for someone as controversial as boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho, things are bound to be eventful.
Camacho, who was shot while sitting in a car in Bayamon, Puero Rico on November 20th, was kept alive at a hospital for a few days before his body gave out. A friend who was in the car with him was also shot and died at the scene.
The fighter’s funeral drew many mourners, and apparently among them was more than one woman who claim to be his girlfriend. Cynthia Castillo says she was with him until the end, but another woman, Gloria Fernandez, says she was Camacho’s girlfriend for over 25 years. The two got into a catfight, complete with bloody scratches, after Castillo gave Camacho a departing kiss at his wake. Camacho’s sisters also allegedly got involved.
“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 said. “I said no, so they threw my plate of food and attacked me, and I defended myself…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.”
The police eventually had to break up the fight. No word yet on whether charges will be pressed; for now, Camacho’s body is being flown to New York for a second viewing and funeral.