English association that investigates brain damage calls for ban on boxing after the death of Jeanette Zacarías

Jeanette Zacarias Zapata

Headway, a British association that investigates brain injuries, calls for the practice of boxing to be prohibited after the death last Thursday of the 18-year-old Mexican boxer, Jeanette Zacarías Zapata. This, after spending several days in a coma from injuries sustained in a boxing match in Canada last weekend.

“This tragedy could be prevented. This precious life need not have been cut short, “he said. Peter McCabe, executive director of Headway, it’s a statement. “Make no mistake: this tragedy will repeat itself over and over again until boxing is banned.”

In the same way, he sent his condolences to the family of the Mexican boxer.

“It is impossible to imagine the pain felt by the husband and family of such a young woman with her whole life ahead of her,” she explained in an information released by the agency. Reuters. “Our thoughts are with everyone who loved her.”

The organization chaired by Peter McCabe and some more presented a parliamentary inquiry into concussions in sport. McCabe he wonders why boxing is not under more severe scrutiny.

“We asked, if parliamentary committees and sports bodies are considering prohibitions or limits on heading the balls in soccer, why do we continue to allow people to repeatedly hit their heads with force?” McCabe. “We explain the consequences, as we have repeatedly done for decades. And yet no one seems willing to address the clear, obvious and unacceptable dangers of boxing. “

Jeanette Zacarias was defeated by knockout last Saturday, August 28 by the Canadian Marie Pier Houle in Montreal.

After much punishment, Pier houle He was hit by a right cross that went into him and then went back and the referee intervened and ended the fight. Although she remained standing, her coach arrived and the Mexican was convulsed. They had to transfer her to a hospital where she no longer regained consciousness.

The promoter of the billboard, Yvon Michel, reported on social media that Jeanette Zacarias He passed away on Thursday at 3:45 p.m. local time.

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