UNLV student dies after taking part in fraternity boxing match

A University of Nevada, Las Vegas, student died of brain injuries after he took part in a boxing match held by a fraternity to raise money for charity.

The student, Nathan Valencia, 20, died from brain injuries he sustained after he took part in Kappa Sigma fraternity’s Fight Night on Nov. 19. He died four days later.

An Instagram post by the fraternity lists Valencia’s match as the “main event.” The Fight Night took place off-campus, the university’s president, Keith E. Whitfield, said in a statement.

“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 the statement.

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