Boxing coach Diego Arrua, aged 58, sadly handed away after struggling a coronary heart assault throughout his spouse Sabrina Perez’s world title combat. Arrua collapsed between the ninth and tenth rounds of the interim WBC featherweight title bout with Skye Nicolson. Regardless of efforts by medical companies, Arrua didn’t get better from the devastating coronary heart assault. The WBC president, Mauricio Sulaiman, confirmed the information of Arrua’s passing on Twitter, expressing deep disappointment. Matchroom Boxing, who promoted the combat, additionally prolonged their condolences to Perez and her family members. Perez in the end misplaced the combat to Nicolson, who gained by way of unanimous choice.
The tragic information of Arrua’s dying prompted an outpouring of help from boxing followers worldwide. Many took to social media to specific their ideas and provide prayers to the household. The lack of Arrua was described as unhappy and deeply unlucky, with followers expressing their condolences and paying tribute to him. Perez had entered the combat after securing victories over Silvia Fernanda Zararias and Yollis Marrugo Franco, however her defeat to Nicolson marked the tip of her maintain on the WBC’s interim title.