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University of Nevada Las Vegas student dies after frat Fight Night

A University of Nevada, Las Vegas, student died last week after a fraternity's amateur boxing match, according to a university statement

Friends and family are mourning Nathan Tyler Valencia, 20, from Las Vegas, who died Nov. 23 – four days after participating in Kappa Sigma fraternity's "Fight Night" on Nov. 19.

According to social media flyers posted by UNLV's Kappa Sigma chapter, the off-campus event was planned to raise money for Center Ring Boxing in Las Vegas. Valencia was listed as one of the fighters in the night's "Main Event." 

Nick Lasso and Ryan Zimmer, the Valencia family's attorneys, told USA TODAY Valencia had no boxing experience.

In a letter Friday to the campus community, UNLV President Keith Whitfield wrote that Valencia collapsed soon after his fight and was taken to a hospital, where he died, according to Lasso and Zimmer.




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