Female boxer dies after being knocked out in ring

Female boxer dies after being knocked out in ring
Jeanette Zacarias (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Maybe it’s time to stop pretending that women are equal to men across the board.]

Five days after being hurt in a boxing ring in Canada, boxer Jeanette Zacarias Zapata has died.

Groupe Yvon Michel, the organizer of the Montreal event, announced on Thursday that Zapata, 18, died from injuries sustained in a fight with Marie-Pier Houle on Saturday night at IGA stadium.

Zapata, from Mexico, suffered a series of power punches in the corner of the ring. After a solid uppercut, she seemed stunned near the end of the fourth round. A final right hook knocked her mouthguard out and left her unable to return to her corner after the bell rang.

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Her partner and trainer Jovanni Martinez got into the ring to help Zapata, who appeared to convulse while still standing. He quickly laid her down in the ring.

The medical team rushed to her side and immobilized her on a stretcher so an ambulance could rush her to a hospital.

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