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Camacho’s mother says life support will end


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Former world boxing champion Hector “Macho” Camacho, of Puerto Rico, is taken by paramedics inside a medical center in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Camacho, 50, was shot in the face as he sat in a car at his hometown of Bayamon, one of the cities that make up the San Juan metropolitan area.

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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2006, file photo, boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho of Puerto Rico arrives for the Premios Fox Sports at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Fla. Camacho's life and career have taken more turns than a pulp novel, from the gritty streets of Spanish Harlem to the bright lights of the Golden Gloves, from walking between the bars of a jail cell to stepping between the ropes of the ring.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The mother of Hector 'Macho' Camacho plans to have the former championship boxer taken off life support Saturday, after three more of his sons arrive in Puerto Rico to be with him.

Maria Matias said Friday night she made the decision to have doctors remove him from life support. The boxer's oldest son says he opposes the decision.

Matias says three more of the boxer's sons will arrive in Puerto Rico and will get to see him for the last time on Saturday. She says her son "died three days ago and he's only alive now because of a machine."

The former world champion was shot in the face Tuesday night in his hometown of Bayamon.

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