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According to CBC, 18-year-old Mexican boxer, Jeanette Zacarias Zapata died on Thursday, days after she was knocked unconscious during a match in Montreal,
Zapata fought Marie-Pier Houle at IGA stadium in Montreal on Saturday night which was part of the GYM Gala International boxing event. Houle landed a left uppercut and then followed up with a right hook in the fourth round. Zapata couldn’t recover after the bell and started convulsing before she went unconscious.
Zapata was stretchered off to a local hospital and was in critical condition for days and was placed in a medically induced coma before she died on Thursday afternoon.
The event’s promoter said in a statement, via the CBC: “We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to her family, loved ones, friends, and especially her husband, Jovianni Martinez, who was at her bedside until her last moments.” He continues, “The entire team at Groupe Yvon Michel team is extremely distressed by this painful announcement. We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to her family, loved ones, and especially her husband Jovanni Martinez who was at her bedside until her last moments.”
Houle issued a statement on her Facebook page on Sunday: “Following the announcement of the terrible news of the death of Jeanette Zacarias Zapata, I am devastated.” She continues, “I extend my deepest condolences to her family and spouse Jovanni Martinez. Thank you for respecting my desire not to comment more. The sad news of the departure of a great athlete like Jeanette Zacarias Zapata leaves me sad and devastated. I offer my sincere and deep condolences to her family and husband Jovanni Martinez. May God enlighten your soul and receive it in His Glory.”
(Photo | MTK Global Boxing Twitter)
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