Z Gorres, the Filipino bantamweight star who collapsed and underwent brain surgery following a points win on Friday in Las Vegas, is said to be in stable condition after surgery, doctors at Vegas’ University Medical Center announced.
There was real concern for 27-year-old Gorres, who was placed in a medically induced coma after having part of his skull removed to relieve pressure on his brain, and maybe be unable to come through the intense surgery. But it’s looking more and more like he will, and even though his active career as a boxer is surely over, his life will continue.
It’s been a gigantic week for Filipino boxing, with Manny Pacquiao destroying Miguel Cotto on Saturday. We narrowly avoided another tragedy in the sport, and it quickly brought back the memories of the horrible month of July. It’s a reminder that this sport is no game, even for someone as talented and prepared as Gorres.
The BTBC’s thoughts and prayers go out to Z Gorres and his family.