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UNLV boxer’s preparation, ‘Fight Night’ moments, death and aftermath

Nathan Valencia died at 20, however little resolved with info unknown

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — He died at 2:46 p.m. on Nov. 23, 4 days after occasions that authorities nonetheless have hassle explaining.

There’s nonetheless loads to be discovered concerning the “Fight Night” death of 20-year-old Nathan Valencia, a UNLV scholar who collapsed after a boxing match that didn’t appear to concern anybody till he hit the ground. There have been no devastating punches, and each fighters appeared like they got here by means of the combat in good well being.

Friends and fraternity brothers mentioned Valencia appeared “gassed” throughout the combat, however nobody anticipated him to fall off the chair in his nook when it was time to satisfy within the middle of the ring to announce the winner. The scramble that adopted laid naked the disorganization that surrounded the occasion. Here’s a have a look at the occasions main as much as the combat, the timing of occasions within the ring on Nov. 19, and a few of the issues which have occurred since Valencia’s death:

In the tip, the coroner dominated he died of blunt pressure head trauma, however extra may come to mild as a lawsuit filed by his household performs out.

Today’s protection:

Valencia’s opponent, Emmanuel Aleman, has stopped speaking on the recommendation of a lawyer. Law enforcement businesses are at odds over who ought to have achieved what, and “Nathan’s Law” — an effort to shut loopholes in laws for such occasions — won’t have gone far sufficient. The Nevada Attorney General’s Office issued and investigation report on Monday that recommends extra steps.

Events and instances on this timeline have been taken from documentation within the 158-page Nevada AG’s Office investigation report.

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