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(CNN Spanish) – Mexican boxer Jeanette Zacarías Zapata passed away after being in intensive care in Canada for more than five days.
The promoter of the fight, the agency Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM), which organized the event in Montreal, Canada, on August 28, confirmed the news:
“With deep regret and torment we have learned, through a family member, that Jeanette Zacarías Zapata passed away at 3:45 pm. The Yvon Michel group and team is dismayed by this painful announcement. We offer our condolences to her family, loved ones dear friends and especially her husband, Jovanni Martínez, who was by her side until the last moment “, was the publication in networks of the representatives.
– Yvon Michel (@yvonmichelGYM) September 3, 2021
The boxer was in intensive care after losing to Canadian Marie-Pier Houle by knockout on Saturday, the same GYM agency confirmed.
Yvon Michel, the fight’s promoter, reported Sunday that the 18-year-old fighter’s condition was “critical, but stable.”
Zacarías had fought on May 14 of this year against Cynthia Lozano, also Mexican. “La Chiquitaboom” lost that fight to Lozano by knockout.
Zacarías’s coach stated that, to fight this Saturday, the boxer had to undergo two CT scans.
For his part, the president of the World Boxing Council (WBC), Mauricio Sulaimán, reacted through his Twitter account on August 29 about the controls before the bouts
“It was a six-round fight without any title at stake and unrelated to the WBC.” It is urgent to establish greater protection controls and that there is communication between boxing commissions, “he commented in that tweet.
You are absolutely right to be outraged. Just to clarify this was a 6 rds fight with no title and nothing to do with WBC. It is urgent to establish greater protection controls and that there is communication between boxing commissions https://t.co/ZpNMLXHAfK
– Mauricio Sulaiman (@wbcmoro) August 30, 2021
Meanwhile, Zacarías’ rival, Marie-Pier Houle said in a statement after the fight: “Yesterday’s events move me deeply. Boxing has its risks and dangers. This is our job, our passion. It has never, but never, been the intention in my plans to seriously attack an opponent. My sincere thoughts are with my opponent Jeannette Zacarías Zapata, as well as with his family. I wish with all my heart that he recovers. ”