Attorney: Opponent in deadly UNLV frat boxing match faces threats
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - UPDATE (Dec. 2) -- The attorney for Nathan Valencia’s opponent at a charity boxing match that turned deadly is speaking out.
He wanted the public to see the video of the fight to get a better idea of what happened that night. In the meantime, he says his client is now being threatened.
ORIGINAL STORY (DEC. 1):
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- University of Nevada, Las Vegas officials announced the suspension of the Kappa Sigma fraternity chapter following the death of a student who participated in a charity boxing match.
According to UNLV, the fraternity was placed on an interim suspension, effective immediately, pending the outcome of a review into the fraternity’s Nov. 19 “Fight Night” boxing event held at the Sahara Event Center in Las Vegas.
Student Nathan Tyler Valencia, a participant in the event, died Nov. 23 from injuries sustained during the charity fundraiser.
“Our hearts ache for Mr. Valencia’s family, friends, and loved ones,” said UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield. “We take our responsibility to review this tragic incident and the events leading up to it very seriously, and we are doing so both thoroughly and fairly to ensure something like this never happens again.”
The suspension requires the UNLV Kappa Sigma chapter to stop all operations and activities. Kappa Sigma will be removed as a student organization pending the outcome of the investigation by the university and its Office of Student Conduct.
On November 29th, Kappa Sigma Fraternity suspended operations of our Kappa-Alpha Chapter at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Kappa Sigma’s International Headquarters is currently conducting a review regarding whether Kappa Sigma’s internal policies and standards of conduct were followed by the Chapter. Kappa Sigma Fraternity expects all of our chapters to conform with all applicable state and local laws. As is appropriate during any investigation, neither Kappa Sigma Fraternity nor our local Kappa-Alpha Chapter will be providing further comment at this time.
- Kappa Sigma National Fraternity
UNLV is continuing to cooperate with their internal review.
Copyright 2021 KVVU. All rights reserved.