Joao Carvalho mötte under lördagen Charlie Ward vid ”Total Extreme Fighting”, en match som ägde rum i Dublin. Kort efter mötet, som Carvalho förlorade via TKO, meddelade fightern att han mådde dåligt och fördes snabbt till ”Beaumont Hospital” där han avled under måndagskvällen.
”Total Extreme Fightings” VD Cesar Silva hade följande att säga, via ”Sports Joe”:
We extend our most sincere condolences to the family of João Carvalho’s and his teammates in Team Nobrega. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. We’d also like to thank all sports fans for their concern and support. We will give whatever support we can to Joao’s family.
We have been in contact with his family and they have requested that we all understand their need for privacy at this difficult time.
Carvalhos team ”Nobrega” gick ut med följande via deras facebooksida:
It is with great dismay and sadness that we write these words, saying that the death of the athlete João Carvalho happened after 48 hours in critical condition.
Despite the ongoing medical care that had by the organization of the event and the Irish hospital, whom we thank for all their support in these difficult times, and although the risks of this sport are known, the death of João Carvalho in my point of professional view was a huge misfortune that leaves deeply saddened and dismayed, both your family, like all Nobrega team, who always accompanied João Carvalho throughout his career, where he was highlighting national and international level.
It is with much regret that we present our sincere condolences to FAMILY and all Nobrega team. Vitor Nobrega.”
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