LAS VEGAS-Filipino contender Z. Gorres slumped to the floor after out-pointing Luis Melendez and was taken on a stretcher to a nearby hospital on Friday. Gorres was knocked down 30 seconds before the final round ended, beat the count and was given the decision by the judges. The 27-year-old was then was celebrating around the ring when suddenly his knees buckled and the fighter was immediately put on a stretcher.
The popular Filipino fighter was taken to the University Medical Center in Las Vegas where he was placed in critical condition. No word on the outcome or whether Gorres (31-2) will undergo an operation. The Top Rank fight card took place at the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
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