Quebec’s public safety minister Geneviève Guilbault said in a Tweet Friday morning that the Quebec coroner’s office will investigate 18-year-old Mexican boxer Jeanette Zacarias Zapata’s death after a bout in Montreal.
Zapata fell unconscious after being knocked out in the fourth round last Saturday, was rushed to hospital by the onsite medical staff and her trainer and passed away Thursday afternoon.
— Yvon Michel (@yvonmichelGYM) September 3, 2021
“It is with great sadness and torment that we learned, from a representative of her family, that Jeanette Zacarias Zapata passed away this afternoon at 3:45 p.m.,” promoter Yvon Michel posted on Twitter late Thursday. “The entire team at Groupe Yvon Michel is extremely distressed by this painful announcement.”
Zapata had undergone and passed all pre-medical and neurological tests as required because of a previous knockout loss last May.
Her opponent Houle expressed her sadness and thoughts for a quick recovery on Facebook on Aug. 29. She did again Thursday night from her Facebook page.
Following the announcement of the terrible news of the death of Jeanette Zacarias Zapata, I am devastated. I extend my deepest condolences to his family and spouse Jovanni Martinez. Thank you for respecting my desire not to comment more .… – Marie-Pier Houle
https://twitter.com/GGuilbaultCAQ/status/1433740893769641986?s=20Quebec’s public safety minister Geneviève Guilbault posted on Twitter Friday morning that the Quebec coroner’s office will investigate the “probable causes and the circumstances” of Zapata.