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Teenage Boxer Jeanette Zacarias Zapata Died After Collapsing In The Ring In Montreal

The announcement described her husband as "devastated."

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Teenage Boxer Jeanette Zacarias Zapata Died After Collapsing In The Ring In Montreal

Jeanette Zacarias Zapata, who multiple reports have identified as 18 years old, has died after collapsing in the ring during a boxing gala at Montreal's IGA Stadium on Saturday. The Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) announced the heartbreaking news on social media.

"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.," the Groupe wrote Thursday evening.

A widely-circulated photo shows Zapata at a weigh-in for the gala.

Video shows Zapata convulsing in the ring following a match.

She was transported to Montreal's Sacré-Cœur-de-Montréal Hospital and placed in intensive care, according to a previous update from GYM.

The organization described Zapata's husband, Jovanni Martinez, as "devastated and extremely upset" following her death.

"The entire team at Groupe Yvon Michel is extremely distressed by this painful announcement."

This article's cover image is used for illustrative purposes only.

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