Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gorres showing signs of improvement

A piece of good news to go with Manny Pacquiao’s victory was a report that Filipino Z Gorrez had shown signs of improvement at a hospital where he was brought to after his bout with Columbia’s Luis Melendez also in Las Vegas.

His manager, Mike Aldeguer, was reported being told by doctors that Gorres is showing positive signs.

It was learned that the Filipino southpaw “was trying to remove the tube on his mouth himself, a sign which doctors said Gorres “is not brain dead.”

Gorres did win the fight by dropping Melendez in the third round of their scheduled 10-round bantamweight fight, scoring his 30th win (with two setbacks and two draws).

Melendez was reported to have scored a hard hit on Gorres’ head late before the end of the third round. The punch proved fatal as the Filipino felt dizzy and was immediately brought to a hospital for treatment of nausea.

While he was able to beat the mandatory count, he was said to have a hard time going upright. He was nevertheless declared winner by virtue of the judges’ scores of 98-90, 98-90 and 97-91.

At a hospital, part of his skull had been removed to drain the fluid in his brain.

Considering the gravity of what he took, Gorres may no longer continue with his career.


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