Puerto Rico-born boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho has been charged with child abuse stemming from a 2011 altercation involving his son.
The 49-year-old boxer, who grew up in Spanish Harlem, turned himself into Florida authorities after he was wanted for allegedly slamming his teenage son to the ground and stomping on him. His son allegedly said Camacho was high on drugs during the March 22, 2011 incident. However, a representative for the boxing champ told TMZ Camacho is not a drug user.
On the day of the incident, Camacho and his sons reportedly got into an argument over money that was missing from his wallet. He maintains that while he did get angry, he never injured his son.
On January 6, 2005, Camacho was arrested by police in Mississippi on charges of trying to burgle an electronic goods store and carrying ecstasy on him.