Boxer Jeanette Zacarias Zapata, 18, dies after sustaining head injuries in bout

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