A difficult time for friends and family became all the more trying when disputes broke out among several people viewing the recently deceased boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho.
ESPN reports a bad time became all the worse when several women tried to establish they had stronger ties to the fallen Camacho.
It all went down at the second day of viewing on Tuesday, when several fights reportedly served to turn a somber scene into absolute insanity.
First off, there is Cynthia Castillo, a woman who claims to have been Camacho's girlfriend at the time he was shot down in Bayamon.
Castillo went and kissed the deceased and went over to a section with family. That's when another person tossed her food plate.
Then she got into a dispute with a woman by the name of Gloria Fernandez, who claims to be Camacho's girlfriend of 25 years.
Castillo had this to say as she apparently showed a fresh scratch to the reporter:
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.
If you thought that exchange was enough to sully an already horrible situation, you haven't been following along closely.
It seems two boxers also chimed in with some vitriol of their own:
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.
Cooler heads hardly prevail while people are mourning, so we can understand a touch of what is taking place here. Still, this is just insane.
Camacho died earlier this month after being shot outside a Puerto Rico bar. The 50-year-old managed to make it three days but later succumbed, passing away on November 20th.
A funeral is planned for Saturday at 9 a.m. ET at Elcock Funeral Home in Richmond Hill, via the report. We sincerely hope things are far more serene for Camacho's family when he is put to rest than was seen at his wake.
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