Diego Arrua, the trainer and husband of boxer Sabrina Perez, died Friday night in Tijuana, Mexico, after suffering a heart attack during his wife’s world title fight against Australian Skye Nicolson.
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman revealed the news on X, the social media platform 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.
Arrua, 58, collapsed during Rounds 9 and 10 of his wife’s bout for the WBC Interim World Featherweight belt. Perez lost the fight by unanimous decision.
Con profunda pena hemos sido informados del repentino fallecimiento del entrenador argentino Diego Arua quien sufrió un infarto fulminante durante la pelea de Sabrina Pérez en Tijuana. Los servicios médicos hicieron todo lo posible y falleció en el hospital general QDEP pic.twitter.com/gVGLp4TviN— Mauricio Sulaiman (@wbcmoro) September 16, 2023