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Boxing coach dies after suffering a fatal heart attack during wife’s title fight

P, the coach of Sabrina Perez, collapsed between the ninth and 10th rounds of the fight at Eddie Hearn`s Matchroom Boxing show in Mexico on Friday night.

Arrua passed away after suffering a fatal heart attack while watching the biggest fight of his wife`s career. Arrua, 58, was in the corner for Sabrina Perez`s interim WBC featherweight title bout with Australian Skye Nicolson at Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing show in Tijuana, Mexico, on Friday night.

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman confirmed the news on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“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,” Sulaiman said. Boxxer’s Kevin Campion said: “Deeply saddened by the news of Diego Arrua’s passing.

Nicolson won by unanimous decision to claim the WBC interim featherweight title and her eighth successive win. In heart-breaking quotes given to Argentine outlet El Destape in August, Perez said of her husband and trainer: “At this point I couldn’t be with another coach other than Diego.

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