Hector “Macho” Camacho’s funeral had a fair share of fighting and brawling, as friends and family wreaked havoc over who was closer to the boxer. According to the Bleacher Report on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, while friends and family members were viewing Camacho’s body a dispute broke out.
Women fought over who had the stronger ties to Camacho, this happened during the second day of the viewing of the boxer’s body. The sober and sad scene turned into chaos and “absolute insanity,” report eyewitnesses.
The fight was absolutely ridiculous because the man, whose affections that they were fighting over, lay dead there before them. Cynthia Castillo went up to the body and kissed Camacho and then went over and sat in his family section. It was then another woman tossed her food plate because she didn’t think Castillo belonged there.
Gloria Fernandez, who tossed the food, claims she was Camacho’s girlfriend of 25 years and a dispute broke out between her and Cynthia who had tucked herself in among his family, as had Gloria. Having two women acting as grieving widows in Camacho’s family section apparently didn’t fly with either of the women. Both insisted on being seen as the top dog in the deceased boxer’s love life.
They both acted as if they were the one that had the right to be the grieving girlfriend. Castillo shared her feelings with the media:
“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.”
“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. I said no, so they threw my plate of food and attacked me, and I defended myself.”
This wasn’t the end of the brawling as two boxers got into a confrontation. Former bantamweight boxers, Wilfredo Vazquez and Jorge Lozada got into it and according to the Bleacher report this is how this brawl went down:
“There was also pushing and shoving between former bantamweight champ Wilfredo Vazquez and Jorge Lozada, who said he’s a member of the Camacho family, after Lozada allegedly tried to separate Vazquez’s wife and Camacho’s mother, Maria Matias, as the two embraced.”
Camacho died this week after he was declared brain dead and taken off life support. He was a victim of a drive-by shooting. The Camacho funeral is scheduled for Sunday at 9 a.m. EST at the Elcock Funeral Home in Richmond Hill. Hopefully the funeral will not mirror Camacho’s chosen career by having another bout play out as they bury the boxer. Everyone will hopefully stay in their corners!