By Pablo Fletes, notifight.com
The renowned Nicaraguan coach Arnulfo Obando is fighting for his life. His health is not favorable after suffering a stroke on Monday in Terrabona, Matagalpa, Nicaragua.
Initially, there was talk that he was suffering from a severe drop in his blood pressure, which caused his loss of consciousness. However, once he was taken to Vivian Pellas Hospital in Managua, where he underwent a series of tests, the delicate health of Obando was determined.
Obando, 54-years-old, is the coach of four-division world champion Roman "Chocolatito" González. He helped build Gonzalez up to being the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
According to statement given to the hospital: "He said there was weakness in the upper extremities and he had a bad headache in the early hours. (Arnulfo) got up at 5:00 a.m. and told me he felt bad, then he went to the bathroom and that was when he fainted. We ran to lift him up and took him to the hospital. They detected the seriousness of the matter and sent him to the Vivian Pellas emergency room."
In September, Gonzalez made history by becoming the first boxer from Nicaragua to win world titles in four weight divisions. He won a close twelve round decision over previously undefeated Carlos Cuadras of Mexico to capture the WBC super flyweight world title before a packed crowd in Los Angeles. There is talk of an HBO televised rematch in 2017.