Mexican Teen Dies After Getting Knocked Out in a Boxing Match

Published 09/03/2021, 2:06 AM EDT


Boxing is one of the most iconic and most loved sports in the world. ‘Sweet Science’ has its roots in the retro era and its inception came hundreds of years ago. Also, with time, the sport has turned highly competitive, and technicians around the globe have added exemplary skill sets to their arsenals.

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The fans have witnessed some exuberant highlights like knockouts and they are keen to see more of the same. However, knockouts and finishes leave a huge dent on fighters. At times, they can even be fatal.

That said, Jeanette Zacarias Zapata, a female Mexican boxing stalwart, succumbed to death after falling unconscious in her fight against Marie Pier Houle. The duo entered a 6-round tussle, wherein Houle landed a vicious left uppercut in round 4 followed by a right hook.

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The force of the punch sent her crashing to the floor, and she didn’t get up again.

With a 4-0-1 record, Marie Pier Houle entered this bout as a favorite over Jeannette Zacarias Zapata, who had a 2-4 track record.

Marie Pier Houle constantly pressured Jeanette Zacarias Zapata, and the latter suffered fatal injuries in the bout. Later, the event’s promoter, Groupe Yvon Michel, announced the Mexican boxer’s death on social media.

One of the most unfortunate ends in modern-day boxing – Jeanette Zacarias Zapata’s death

Jeanette Zacarias Zapata’s death shocked the sport. No one wanted to see her life ending in such an unfortunate way.

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This came in as a tremendous blow to her family, friends, promoters, and trainers. The young gun, Jeanette Zacarias Zapata, was eager to box her way up in the sport, but luck didn’t go her way.

Looking at this anecdote, budding boxers should take a note of how to conduct themselves in the ring. Furthermore, they should look at tonight’s unfortunate incident as a sharp reminder of how dangerous boxing really is.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the near and dear ones of Jeanette Zacarias Zapata.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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