By Huffington Post Latino Voices

Former world champion boxeHector “Macho” Camacho has fallen into a coma and may be diagnosed as brain dead, Puerto Rican media reported Wednesday.

Rafael Rodríguez Mercado of the Río Piedras Medical Center said Camacho’s brain had stopped functioning, according to Puerto Rican daily newspaper El Nuevo Día. The hospital director Ernesto Torres said the former boxer has fallen into a “deep coma” and his “outlook isn’t good,” El Nuevo Día correspondent Melisa Ortega tweeted.

But Torres stopped short of declaring Camacho completely brain dead, telling reporters in a videotaped press conference that there was enough brain activity to justify ordering more tests.

Camacho’s chances of recovery look increasingly unlikely as his condition continues to worsen. Torres said he told Camacho’s mother to prepare for the worst case…


This article was first published in Huffington Post Latino Voices.

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