Hector Camacho

Former boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho fought a who's who of legendary opponents stretching from Ray Mancini to Oscar De La Hoya. Known for flamboyance in the ring, he showed he understood the importance of selling a fight and employing some mental warfare. He was 50. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-boxer-hector-macho-camacho-dies-days-after-being-shot-in-head-20121124,0,4143557.story" class="center_label">Full obituary</a>

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( Charles Rex Abrogast / Associated Press )

Former boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho fought a who's who of legendary opponents stretching from Ray Mancini to Oscar De La Hoya. Known for flamboyance in the ring, he showed he understood the importance of selling a fight and employing some mental warfare. He was 50. Full obituary
Notable deaths of 2012

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