Saturday, November 14, 2009

Z Gorres in critical condition after winning Las Vegas fight

LAS VEGAS - Filipino boxer Z "The Dream" Gorres is reportedly in critical condition after undergoing an emergency surgery at a hospital in Las Vegas, where he was rushed after winning his fight against Colombian foe Luis Melendez at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on Saturday.

Michael Aldeger, Gorres's manager told ABS-CBN News that the Filipino boxer had to undergo surgery due to a blood clot on the left side of his brain.

Aldeger said that as of 1:57 p.m. (Manila time), Gorres remains unconscious and doctors at the University Medical Center have advised them the boxer is in critical condition.

The boxer was rushed to hospital after going down in the last round of his fight against Melendez.

Despite going down badly, Gorres was able to get up 30 seconds before the final bell rang and was declared winner via unanimous decision.

The fight started out slow for the both fighters, but the action picked up when Z Gorres knocked down Melendez with a one-two combination at the 3rd round.

The fight's pace went up further after the Filipino boxer landed another combination with his left and straight punches against the Columbian fighter.

Melendez got up, but was overwhelmed by the Filipino throughout the fight. The Columbian fighter, however, came back strong and held his own in the 10th round.

Melendez toppled Z Gorres with his own version of a one-two combination.

The Filipino was able to recover from the knockdown, but after being declared winner in the bantam weight division fight, he collapsed again to the ground.

Z Gorres stayed on the floor for about 5 minutes before he was brought out of the Mandalay Bay on a stretcher and brought to hospital. -- Report from Dyan Castillejo, ABS-CBN News


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