Sep 2, 2021
Mexican boxer Jeanette Zacarias Zapata died on Thursday, days after she was knocked unconscious during a match in Montreal, according to the CBC.
She was 18.
Zapata was fighting Marie-Pier Houle at IGA stadium in Montreal on Saturday night, part of the GYM Gala International boxing event. Houle landed a left uppercut and then got her with a right hook in the fourth round, per the report. Zapata struggled to recover after the bell rang to end the round, and started convulsing before she went unconscious.
Source: Ryan Young for Yahoo Sports