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Girlfriends, sisters fight at Hector Camacho's wake

November 30, 2012|By Houston Mitchell
  • Boxer Hector Camacho sits in his corner between rounds of his fight against Eddie Van Kirk in 1992.
Boxer Hector Camacho sits in his corner between rounds of his fight against… (Associated Press )

The late Hector "Macho" Camacho will not step into the ring anymore, but that hasn't stopped him from being involved in a fight.

There was a three-day wake and viewing for Camacho, who was shot and killed last week in Puerto Rico. On Day 2 of the wake Tuesday, a fight broke out between his girlfriend, another woman who says she's his longtime girlfriend, and his sisters.

"I am the actual girlfriend of Macho, and those who don't like it better not bring it," Cynthia Castillo, who claimed to be Camacho's girlfriend at the time of his death, told ESPN Deportes. "They shouldn't be going after me. They should be thanking me for being with him at all times."

Castillo kissed Camacho's body at the viewing and then walked to the area reserved for family. There, the plate of food she was carrying was knocked to the ground by Gloria Fernandez, who says she was Camacho's girlfriend for the last 25 years. A fight, featuring a lot of hair pulling and scratching, ensued.

That caught the attention of Camacho's sisters, Esther and Estrella, who went over and also got involved in the fight.

"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 told ESPN Deportes. "I said no, so they threw my plate of food and attacked me, and I defended myself."

Otherwise, the wake and viewing was a solemn occasion, as thousands filed past Camacho's casket. The boxer was dressed in white along with a large gold crucifix and a necklace spelling out his nickname, "Macho."

Camacho's body was flown to New York on Thursday. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday starting at 6 a.m. PST.

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