Friday, September 30, 2022

Mexican Association for Brain Injury after Death Calls for Ban

Last weekend, after the death of Mexican teenager Jeanette Zacarias Zapata in a Canadian match, Headway, the British brain injury association, once again called for a ban on boxing.

On Saturday, the 18-year-old welterweight was knocked out in the fourth round of the Montreal GVM International Gala against Mary Pier Hall and appeared to have a seizure.

A statement from the promoter announced that she subsequently died in the hospital on Thursday.

Headway CEO Peter McCabe said in a statement: “It is impossible to imagine that the husband and family of such a young woman would feel her grief.” “Our thoughts are conveyed to all those who love her. .

“This tragedy can be avoided. This precious life does not need to be shortened.”

Headway and other organizations recently provided evidence to the British Parliament’s investigation into sports concussions and asked why boxing was not subject to “stricter scrutiny.”

“We asked, if parliamentary committees and sports agencies are considering banning or restricting headers, why do we still allow people to repeatedly slam each other’s head?” McCabe said.

“We explained the consequences-as we have done repeatedly for decades-but no one seems willing to address the clear, obvious and unacceptable dangers of boxing.

“There is no doubt: this tragedy will repeat itself again and again until boxing is banned.”

A statement from Groupe Yvon Michel, the promoter of the game, said it was disturbed by the painful announcement.

“We want to express our most sincere condolences to her family, relatives, friends, especially her husband, Jovanni Martinez, who has been by her bed until the last moments of her life.”

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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