By now you’ve all heard the tragic news that lightweight boxer Héctor “Macho” Camacho was ambushed and fatally shot in a parking lot back in the Puerto Rican town of Bayamon where he was born. Many media outlets have focused on the sordid details surrounding his death (packets of cocaine were found in the car); Camacho had a sad and troubled history of drug, alcohol & crime problems. While the flamboyant boxer frequently found himself at the center drama – even from the afterlife (did you hear about the girlfriends-versus-sisters brawl that took place yesterday at his wake in Elcock Funeral Home??) – we don’t think he’d want to be remembered for the demons he struggled with.
Which is why we’d like to take a more lighthearted approach to remembering el Macho Camacho. Let’s face it, in this hemisphere, very few boxers were as eccentric in their costumes – we might go so far as to say he was a boxing sartorial pioneer.
And so in Camacho fashion, Remezcla remembers the Puerto Rican boxer by revisiting his cooky but cool outfits. RIP Macho Camacho – we’ll be thinking of you during your NY wake tomorrow.