Boxing isn’t the type of sport you want to play around in if you have no experience, even if it is for charity.
Sadly, a kid lost his life because the fraternity that had this charity boxing event didn’t take it seriously enough and wasn’t prepared when someone got hurt.
The cops say while it is a tragedy, no one will be charged with a crime.
No charges will be filed in the death of a college student who died after a fraternity charity boxing match, Las Vegas police said. The Clark County coroner confirmed Tuesday that the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and classified the death as a homicide.
Las Vegas police said that the term means a person was killed by another person and that detectives evaluate the facts of each case.
“Although Mr. Valencia’s death is tragic, the circumstances surrounding his death are not criminal, and no charges will be filed,” the police department said Tuesday.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission, which said it is investigating the match, said it “takes this tragedy seriously.” The Nov. 19 boxing match raised money for Center Ring Boxing, a youth club, Kappa Sigma said in an Instagram post. The fraternity said Valencia’s match was the “main event.” The match was off-campus, university President Keith E. Whitfield said.
“Soon after his fight, Nathan collapsed and was taken to a hospital. We are shocked and heartbroken as we mourn the loss of one of our own,” Whitfield said in a statement.
Valencia’s parents seek answers on what went wrong during the fight off-campus that was sanctioned by the school.
The event was approved, but there obviously weren’t things in place for the safety of the participants. You don’t play boxing, so hopefully, this is a lesson learned about putting on these events.
Seven days later, Valencia died after his hospitalization.