Jeanette Zacarias Zapata Wiki – Jeanette Zacarias Zapata Biography
Jeanette Zacarias Zapata was a teenage boxer who has died five days after being knocked out in a professional fight. On Saturday, the Mexican welterweight boxer was knocked down in the fourth round against Marie Pier Houle at the GVM Gala International in Montreal.
After being dazed by a left uppercut and a right hook, she appeared to have a seizure and was taken to hospital.
The fight promoter, Yvon Michel, announced the news on Thursday.
She was 18 years old.
Mexican Teenage Boxer Dies
An 18-year-old Mexican boxer died Thursday, five days after being knocked out and injured in a Montreal ring. Groupe Yvon Michel, the organizer of the boxing event, said Thursday that Jeanette Zacarias Zapata died from injuries sustained in a bout with Marie-Pier Houle on Saturday night at IGA stadium.
Tragic news. 😔
Teenage boxer Jeanette Zacarias Zapata has died five days after being knocked out in a professional fight.#bbcboxing
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) September 3, 2021
“It is with great sadness and torment that we learned, from a representative of her family, that Jeanette Zacarias passed away this afternoon at 3:45 p.m.,” the organizer’s statement read. “We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to her family, loved ones, friends, and especially her husband Jovanni Martinez who was at her bedside until her last moments.”
Zapata suffered a series of power punches in the corner of the ring and, after a solid uppercut, the Mexican seemed stunned near the end of the fourth round. A final right hook caused Zapata’s mouthguard to fly out and left her unable to return to her corner after the bell rang.
Mexican welterweight Zapata was knocked down in the fourth round against Marie Pier Houle at the GVM Gala International in Montreal.
Zapata, who appeared to convulse while still standing, was joined by her partner and trainer Jovanni Martinez, who quickly laid her down in the ring. The on-site medical team rushed to her side, and she was immobilized on a stretcher before being rushed to a hospital by ambulance.
In a briefing Sunday, Yvon Michel, president of Groupe Yvon Michel, said that Zapata was placed in a medically induced coma to sedate her and relax her body and brain, adding that the following two to five days would be “critical.”
According to the CBC, Zapata underwent neurological exams to get permission to fight in Montreal because she was knocked out in about last May in Mexico.
The WBC also paid tribute to Zapata, saying: “The president of the WBC, Mauricio Sulaimán and the entire boxing family affiliated with the WBC, as well as all boxing, mourns this irreparable loss.
“We send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jeanette. May she rest in peace.”