A boxing coach collapsed and died whereas his fighter was competing in a title bout in Tijuana on Saturday.
Argentina’s Sabrina Perez was within the midst of her WBC Interim featherweight contest with Skye Nicolson when her coach Diego Arrua required pressing medical remedy.
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman later confirmed that he had suffered a coronary heart assault and had died in hospital.
Promoter Matchroom Boxing, which staged the occasion on the Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno in Tijuana, posted a tribute to him on social media which learn: “RIP Diego. Our ideas and condolences are with Sabrina Perez and your family members.”
Perez has beforehand held a WBO bantamweight belt and was making her first defence of the WBC’s Interim featherweight title which the Argentine had received final yr.
Arrua had collapsed in direction of the tip of the competition, which Nicolson received by unanimous resolution. It was solely after the bout that the severity of the incident emerged.
Nicolson’s supervisor Paul Prepared said: “Victory overshadowed by the tragic passing of Group Perez coach Diego Arrua throughout the combat.
“Our needs and prayers with them and their household.”