A mixed martial art soldier from Portugal died Tuesday, three days after being hospitalized with injuries from a fight.
Total Extreme Fighting announced the death of Joao Carvalho. It didn’t disclose the nature of Carvalho’s injuries, and said formal hospital medical reports and procedures are still being carried out.
The 28 -year-old Carvalho was knocked out in the third round of a welterweight fight against Charlie Ward at the National Stadium in Dublin on Saturday. TEF supposed Carvalho was assessed by doctors and medical staff at the onsite medical part “as per ordinary procedure, ” before being taken to the hospital.
“We extend our most sincere condolences to the family of Joao Carvalho and his teammates in Team Nobrega, ” announced Cesar Silva, CEO of TEF. “Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”
Silva said his organizing torso has been in contact with Carvalho’s family.
On Sunday, Silva said in a statement that three the physicians and paramedic staff are currently under the fight, which “ensured that the seriousness of Joao’s condition was recognized and swift action taken.”
“The promotion and boxers followed( the) good regulatory patterns, ” he said.
Ward is a member of Team SBG Ireland, the same camp as Ultimate Fighting Championship star Conor McGregor.
John Kavanagh, Ward’s coach, said on Twitter it was “with heavy hearts that we sorrow the overtake of Portuguese soldier Joao Carvalho.”
Kavanagh said here Irish Amateur Pankration Association, which represents mixed martial art fighters, “is working diligently with TEF to gather and evaluate all relevant facts and phenomenon the procedure and will participate in any investigation.”