Jeanette Zacarias Zapata was a boxer on the rise. She had participated last Saturday in a boxing match in Montreal. While facing Canada’s Marie Pier Houle, she suffered a left uppercut and a right hook before collapsing from the chain of blows. The 18-year-old boxer was urgently evacuated to the Sacré-Coeur hospital in Montreal. She had since been in an artificial coma and was in intensive care.
Thursday September 2, the group Yvon Michel announced in a press release that the boxer unfortunately succumbed to her injuries: “It is with a lot of sadness and torments that we learned, by a representative of her family, that Jeanette Zacarias Zapata us left this afternoon at 3:45 pm The entire team of the Yvon Michel Group is extremely distressed by this painful announcement. We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to his family, relatives, friends and more particularly his spouse Jovanni Martinez, who was at his bedside until his last moments “.
– Yvon Michel (@yvonmichelGYM) September 3, 2021
Marie Pier Houle criticized on social networks
Following the death of Jeanette Zacarias Zapata, her opponent Marie Pier Houle has been the target of numerous criticisms on social networks. After sending her condolences to the family of the young boxer, she wanted to respond to criticism. For this, she spoke on Facebook: “Boxing involves a lot of risks and dangers. It is our job, our passion. Never, ever, the intention of seriously injuring an opponent is part of my plans “.
Boxer Kim Clavel also reacted on Twitter. She wrote a message in Spanish to offer her condolences to the Jeanette Zacarias Zapata family.
Jeanette Zapata © Instagram capture @jeanetteg_zz