A college student in Las Vegas died four days after he collapsed in a boxing match.
20-year-old Nathan Valencia was part of the main event of the fraternity fundraiser. KLAS report.
Valencia’s friend Joe Castro told KLAS that he did not meet medical personnel in the fight.
A college student in Las Vegas died four days after he collapsed shortly after a fraternity boxing match. KLAS report.
Nathan Valencia was a junior at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Brotherhood.He was part of the main event Kappa Sigma Fight Night November 19th.
Valencia witness and friend Joe Castro told KLAS that Valencia had no boxing experience and the event was like an “underground battle club.”
“The Valencias are heartbroken by Nathan’s broken heart. Preliminary investigations have made mistakes and overlooked safety precautions,” the Valencias sent through lawyers Nick Lasso and Ryan Zimmer. Said in a statement to.
KTNV Valencia reported that it had collapsed minutes after the battle was over. Castro told KLAS that no one helped Valencia after Valencia’s fall, and members of the fraternity entered the battle.
Valencia’s girlfriend, Lacy Foster, told KTNV that she could see him “trying to escape” to take a breath during his fight.
Valencia’s family told KLAS that he suffered an irreparable brain injury and died four days later on November 23. Castro also said he didn’t see anything.
“College students should not be placed in a situation where they fight each other for combat. The Kappa Sigma Fight Night is an annual event that is well known to both UNLV and the Kappa Sigma Fratanity across the country. The family said in a statement.
so statement UNLV President Keith Whitfield, announced Friday, said the university was “shocked and grieved in mourning the loss of one of our universities.”
Whitfield said the university is investing resources to “examine the incident and determine if such off-campus events are as safe as possible.”
NS GoFundMe page It was founded to raise money to support Valencia’s medical and funeral expenses, which raised over $ 47,000 as of Saturday night.
“Nathan was the kind of person who prioritized others over himself. Anyone who knew him could see how much he cares and loves his family, friends, and me.” Foster talked about Valencia in a fundraiser.
Insiders are seeking comment from law firms representing the Valencia family, UNLV, and the Kappa Sigma branch.
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