BOXING coach Diego Arrua has died aged 58 after suffering a heart attack during his wife’s world title fight.
Arrua was in the corner for wife Sabrina Perez’s interim WBC featherweight title bout with Australian Skye Nicolson on Friday night.
Sabrina Perez is mourning the passing of her husband and trainer Diego Arrua[/caption]
Arrua had a heart attack during Perez’s interim WBC featherweight title fight with Skye Nicolson[/caption]
The late Arrua was only 58 years old[/caption]
Arrua was cornering Perez in her interim featherweight title fight against Skye Nicolson[/caption]
He collapsed between the ninth and ten rounds of the fight at the Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutierrez in Mexico.
And sadly, he didn’t recover from the reportedly “devastating” heart attack.
WBC president Maurico Sulaiman confirmed the passing of Arrua on.
He said: “It is with deep sadness that we have been informed of the sudden death of Argentine coach Diego [Arrua].
“Who suffered a devastating heart attack during the Sabrina Perez fight in Tijuana.”
Matchroom Boxing – who promoted the fight – also paid tribute to the late Arrua.
They tweeted: “Our thoughts and condolences are with Sabrina Perez and your loved ones.”
Perez suffered a unanimous decision defeat to Nicolson, with the judges scoring the contest 99-91, 98-92 and 97-93 in favour of the Aussie.
Arrua collapsed in the corner between the ninth and tenth rounds[/caption]
She wasn’t in the ring when the result was read out.
Boxing fans around the world were quick to react to the tragic news, with one tweeting: “Prayers for the family.”
Another said: “RIP THAT’S SO SAD.”
And another said: “Rest in peace, Diego.”
One remarked: “Damn sad to hear. RIP.”
Another chimed in: “Awful news. RIP.”
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September 16, 2023 at 12:17PM
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