A judge in Central Florida ordered former boxing champion Hector “Macho” Camacho to have no contact with his 13-year-old son pending a verdict in the child abuse case against the retired athlete.
Camacho must also stay away from his ex-wife, Orange County Circuit Judge Marc Lubet said at Tuesday’s hearing, though he allowed the 50-year-old to remain free on bond.
Prosecutors had asked Lubet to revoke Camacho’s bail because the defendant violated the terms of his bond by trying to contact the alleged victim.
The boxer’s ex-wife, Amy Camacho, notified prosecutors after Macho called her home several times in an attempt to reach the couple’s 13-year-old son.
Amy and Camacho’s 19-year-old son, Christian, testified at Tuesday’s hearing in Orlando.
Macho called the home more than 40 times and told Christian that the child abuse allegation “was all crap,” the young man testified.
Camacho surrendered to authorities in April, pursuant to a warrant filed last November by the state attorney’s office in connection with a March 22, 2011, incident at the home of Amy Camacho and the boxer’s three children.
Prosecutors accuse Macho of having grabbed the 13-year-old by the neck and slamming him to the ground.
Macho Camacho garnered world lightweight, lightweight and junior welterweight crowns in the 1980s. His last title fight was a 1997 loss by unanimous decision to then-welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya.
The Puerto Rican, who has battled problems with drugs and alcohol, retired from the ring in 2009 with a lifetime record of 79-5-3.
Camacho spent two months behind bars in Mississippi for a 2005 burglary and his wife filed several domestic abuse complaints against him before ultimately divorcing him.