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Puerto Rican boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho shot Nov. 21, 2012

Video via gfrmediaenvivo at livestream.com (The video above is a live feed outside his hospital where his condition is being updated in real-time.)

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As reported yesterday (Nov. 21) on our fellow SBNation site, MMAMania.com --famed Puerto Rican boxer, Hector "Macho" Camacho, was reportedly shot in the jaw, neck and shoulder, impeding blood flow and therefore oxygen to his brain, in what appears to be a drug-related incident.

Now, today, as per Yahoo! Sports News, he has officially been declared clinically brain dead. His family is expected to come to a mutually agreed upon determination as to whether or not life support will be withdrawn, and his organs then harvested and donated by tomorrow (Fri. Nov. 23).

More on this tragic story from Yahoo! can be read here. Our condolences to his family, friends and fans.

Excerpt from the article:

The 50-year-old Camacho was shot as he and a friend sat in a Ford Mustang parked outside a bar Tuesday night. Police spokesman Alex Diaz said officers found nine small bags of cocaine in the friend's pocket, and a 10th bag open inside the car. Camacho's friend, identified as 49-year-old Adrian Mojica Moreno, was killed in the attack.

Doctors had initially said Camacho was expected to survive, but his condition worsened and his heart stopped briefly overnight Tuesday, Torres said. The bullet entered his jaw and lodged in his shoulder after tearing through three of four main arteries in his neck, affecting blood flow through his brain, doctors said.

''That lack of oxygen greatly damaged Macho Camacho's brain,'' Torres said.

Torres had said late Wednesday that Camacho was still showing irregular and intermittent brain activity.

Camacho was born in Bayamon, a city within the San Juan metropolitan area, but he grew up mostly in New York's Harlem neighborhood, earning the nickname ''the Harlem Heckler.''

He won super lightweight, lightweight and junior welterweight world titles in the 1980s and fought high-profile bouts against Felix Trinidad, Julio Cesar Chavez and Sugar Ray Leonard. Camacho knocked out Leonard in 1997, ending the former champ's final comeback attempt.

Camacho has a career record of 79-6-3.

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