Jeanette Zacarias Zapata: Mexican boxer, 18, dies days after knockout in Montreal

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Jeanette Zacarias Zapata looked like she had a seizure and was taken to the hospital following the fight

Five days after being knocked out by a professional boxer, a teenage boxer died.

Jeanette Zacarias Zapata (18), a Mexican welterweight, was defeated in the fourth round by Marie Pier Houle at Saturday's GVM Gala International in Montreal.

After being dazed by a right hook and a left uppercut, she appeared to be having a seizure and was taken to the hospital.

The news was announced by Yvon Michel on Thursday, the fight promoter.

His statement stated, "It is with great sorrow and torment that I learned, from an agent of her family that Jeanette Zacarias Zpata died this afternoon at 3:45pm."

"The whole team at Groupe Yvon Michel is extremely distraught by this painful announcement," said the promoters, who offered condolences for the fighter's family in a statement.

Houle posted a reaction on Instagram, expressing her dismay at the outcome.

She said that boxing is fraught with dangers and risks. "This is our job. This is our passion. I will never, ever, intend to hurt someone else.

The WBC paid tribute to Zapata by saying: "The president, Mauricio Sulaimn, and all the boxing family associated with the WBC mourn this irreparable loss.

Jeanette's family and friends are our deepest sympathies. May she rest in peace.


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