Trainer Diego Arrua passes

Heartbreaking scene in the final round of Friday’s fight between Skye Nicolson and Sabrina Perez in Tijuana. With about 30 seconds left in the fight, Perez’ husband and trainer Diego Arrua collapsed at ringside in full view of a worldwide audience on DAZN.

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman later announced the following: It is with deep sadness that we have been informed of the sudden death of Argentine trainer Diego Arrua, who suffered a devastating heart attack during the Sabrina PĂ©rez fight in Tijuana. The medical services did everything possible but he died at the QDEP general hospital.

Arrua was 58 years old. Rest in peace.

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  • Oh my goodness. That’s just horrible. My condolences to Sabrina and the Perez family.

    How do you take this? On one hand, it’s a tragedy that can affect your future from the constant reminder with each fight. On the other hand, what a way to go. Doing what you love best with your wife.

    I pray that GOD places His healing hands on them and that He guides them through this difficult time.

  • RIP Diego Arrua. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord,
    and let perpetual light shine upon him.
    May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in Peace.

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