The first place Eric Drath went was the scene of the crime, a parking spot outside a strip mall in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, where boxing legend Hector “Macho” Camacho was fatally shot in 2012.
Drath, a documentary filmmaker, then interviewed the local police, talked to potential witnesses, tracked down Camacho’s last known girlfriend, even investigated the neighborhood of the purported shooters.
Drath hoped he might be able to crack the case of Camacho’s murder, which remains unsolved to this day.
But as he was putting together his documentary on the flamboyant fighter, Drath realized he needed to change course. So, he scrapped a rough cut of the film and rebuilt it into “Macho: The Hector Camacho Story,” which debuts Friday on Showtime (9 p.m. ET).
“I just said to myself, I have to deliver a film about his life, not just