RIP to boxer Jeanette Zacarias Zapata who has sadly passed away following her fight in Montreal last week.
Our thoughts are with her family and friends 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/oKB62nPZKV
— MTK Global Boxing (@MTKGlobal) September 3, 2021
During the fourth round of the bout, Houle cornered Zapata in the ring, where she landed many punches. After landing a right hook, Zapata’s mouth guard flew out and left the boxer, unable to return to her corner.
The Sun is reporting Zapata was taken to the hospital after the boxer began convulsing while standing. After being placed into a medically induced coma to help her relax, Zapata eventually passed away five days later.
Taking to Twitter, the event’s promoter, Groupe Yvon Michel released a statement announcing Zapata’s passing.
“It is with great sadness and torment that we learned from a representative of her family that Jeannette Zacarias Zapata passed away this afternoon at 3:45pm.”
“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, friends and especially her husband, Jovianni Martinez, who was at her bedside until her last moments,” the statement continued.
— Yvon Michel (@yvonmichelGYM) September 3, 2021
This is such an unfortunate turn of events for Jeanette Zacarias Zapata. Let’s keep her family in our prayers.
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