Hector “Macho” Camacho’s death has been mourned by many during his funeral, but the viewing sessions haven’t been without their share of controversy. A couple of fights occurred during the second day Camacho’s body was available for viewing, including one brawl between two women claiming to be his girlfriend.
It all started when Cynthia Castillo kissed Camacho while he was in his casket, then walked back to the area reserved for the slain boxer’s family only to find her plate of food turned over. Castillo claims to be Camacho’s most recent girlfriend, but she ended up getting into a physical altercation with a woman named Gloria Fernandez, who says she’s been Camacho’s girlfriend for 25 years, and Camacho’s sisters Esther and Estrella.
“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,” she tells ESPN. “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.”
Another fight broke out that day between bantamweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez and a man named Jorge Lozada.