The sports world was saddened last week by the untimely loss of Hector "Macho" Camacho, the former world featherweight, lightweight, and junior welterweight boxing champion. The sports world will be delighted, though, to hear that Camacho's wake featured an outrageous catfight between attractive Puerto Rican women. A woman claiming to be Camacho's longtime lover got out the claws and brawled with Camacho's ex-girlfriend, mother and sisters, according to various reports from Puerto Rican media outlets.
To be fair, there was also some male-on-male violence at Camacho's wake. Former bantamweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez got into a separate fight while trying to break up the catfight. But if that were the headline here, you probably would not have clicked on this article.
ESPN has the details of the catfight at "Macho" Camacho's wake in Santurce, Puerto Rico. This lying in state is a separate function from Camacho's funeral, which will be this weekend in New York City.
The donnybrook started when a Ms. Cynthia Castillo, who claims to be a longtime partner of Camacho, pulled the veil off Camacho's body and planted a kiss right on his lips. Because that is what you do at funerals.
Camacho's longtime public partner, Ms. Gloria Fernandez (pictured right, during the altercation) went understandably berserk. Ms. Fernandez asked Ms. Castillo to leave, but she refused to do so. Ms Fernandez and Camacho's sisters did the logical thing -- throwing a plate of food at Ms. Castillo and scratching her neck and chest.
Can this get even more bizarre? ESPN Deportes asked Ms. Castillo for comment.
"I went to get something to eat because Machito told me to," Ms. Castillo told ESPN Deportes. ("Machito" refers to Camacho, who is of course deceased.) "His ex-girlfriend (Ms. 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," Ms. Castillo said.
Camacho's fans can pay their respects at a public viewing tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 30) at St. Cecilia's Church in East Harlem. I would not blame any attendees for being at the ready with their smartphone camcorders.
Catfight breaks out at "Macho" Camacho wake