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Z Gorres improving rapidly

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Zcygorres_medium The condition of Filipino boxer Z Gorres has dramatically improved in recent days, according to an official statement from ALA Boxing Gym.

Dr. Michael Casey, the trauma surgeon who performed emergency surgery on Gorres last Friday night in Las Vegas, said that he was happy with Gorres' recovery thus far.

Michael Aldeguer of ALA had this to say about the fighter's condition:

"Z has a good chance to live a functional life, not necessarily yet a normal life for now, because he may need to rehabilitate his left side which may need time. He is not critical anymore but still in a serious situation. However, in the next 48 hours they may get him off the ventilator. He has also reacted to certain commands though not yet consistent. According to Dr. Casey, the progress of Z is remarkable and is normally seen in two weeks but because Z is young and in great health he responded well in only five days. We are pleased to hear the news and would like to thank everyone for all the prayers that we know that have helped Z recover from the biggest fight of his life. Thank you. Please continue to pray for Z."

We'll continue to keep tabs on Gorres' condition, but so far the news has been stellar since the surgery.

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