Macho Camacho had a New York funeral on Saturday that drew hundreds of cheering fans and none of the drama that came at the former boxing champion’s first funeral service in Puerto Rico.
The first service for Hector “Macho” Camacho devolved into a brawl when 28-year-old Cynthia Castillo, who came wearing a pink shirt with Camacho’s face on it, leaned down to kiss him in his casket. This caused tensions to spill over for Macho Camacho’s sisters and a former lover, setting off a fight that moved outside the memorial services.
Police had to be called in to separate the women, the Daily Mail reported.
Macho Camacho’s New York funeral was a more celebratory affair, taking place in the East Harlem church where Camacho attended as a boy. The funeral drew hundreds of people outside who cheered and shouted “Macho!” when his coffin was carried out to a Hearse, The Associated Press reported.
Rev. Frank Skelly told attendants at the Macho Camacho New York funeral that he remembered Camacho as a child, just as God knows him. Camacho was shot November 20 as he sat in a parked car outside a bar in his hometown of Bayamon. His friend died at the scene, but Camacho held out for days before doctors took him off life support.
The Macho Camacho New York funeral capped off two days of mourning in Spanish Harlem, where the fighter grew up as a child. Hundreds of fans came to a public wake, with Camacho’s body being carried by a horse-drawn carriage through the streets.