No Criminal Charges Will Be Filed in Death of UNLV Student After Charity Boxing Match

The death of Nathan Valencia, 20, four days after he took part in Kappa Sigma’s “Fight Night” event has been ruled a homicide

Richard Harris Law Firm

No charges will be filed in the death of a college student who died after a fraternity charity boxing match, Las Vegas police said.

Nathan Valencia, 20, a student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, died on Nov. 23, four days after he took part in Kappa Sigma's "Fight Night" event.

The Clark County Coroner said Valencia's cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and was classified as a homicide. Las Vegas police said that the term means a person was killed by another person and that detectives evaluate the facts of each case.

The boxing match was held on Nov. 19 and raised money for Center Ring Boxing, a youth boxing club, Kappa Sigma said in an Instagram post. The fraternity said Valencia's match was the "main event."

The Nevada State Athletic Commission said it is investigating the match and "takes this tragedy seriously."

Valencia's family's attorneys said they "will leave no stone unturned to determine how a 20 year old ended up in a school-sanctioned amateur fight that cost him his life.

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