From HuffPost LatinoVoices:
There is no more mystery behind the disappearance of the iconic “Macho” chain. Late boxer Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho’s mother, María Matías, has confirmed she was responsible for pawning the emblematic piece.
In an interview conducted by Puerto Rico’s TV show “Dando Candela,” Matías confirmed the boxing legend’s famous accessory was given to a pawnshop in exchange for $7,000, various local media report.
“I pawned it and what? What will you do?” said Matías in an interview.
The chain that was used by the Puerto Rican boxer for almost all of his public appearances was initially bought for $11,000.
Camacho’s mother allegedly used the money obtained in the pawning to pay for the gravestone that now decorates her son’s grave.
“I had to buy the stone [for the grave]… with four beautiful gloves, with his name and I put ‘Mommy loves you,’” she said.
There had been many stories around how the chain was found in a pawnshop. Camacho’s mother had denied for months her involvement on the disappearance and assured the jewelry was still on her possession.
Camacho, 50, was shot in the face while sitting in his car in the city of Bayamón outside the Puerto Rican capital in November of last year. He later died at a hospital after being taken off life support.