RP Superfly Gorres to train under Roach

07.09.04 - By Dennis Principe @ Ringside - MANDAUE CITY,Cebu, Philippines – Top Philippine superflyweight boxer Z Gorres hurdled one last obstacle the other night to finally get his much-delayed high profile training in the United States. The 22-year-old Gorres scored a tough 10-round decision over WBO #8 contender Sairung Suwanasil of Thailand in front of an appreciative crowd at the Mandaue Cultural and Sports Complex in this city.

Gorres, in improving his record to 18-1-1,with 10 KO’s, had to battle not only a tough Suwanasil but also an injured right hand, which hit the top of the Thai’s head midway into the 3rd round.

The injury forced Gorres to change his aggressive start by wisely using his intrinsic jab-straight, in-and-out style.

Though in control for most of the match, Gorres got staggered in the 7th round after being caught by Suwanasil (31-5, 21 KO’s) with a perfect combination.

In showing enough maturity, Gorres came back stronger in the 8th round and wobbled Suwanasil with his own right-left combination.

All three judges fittingly scored the bout 100-92, 99-91 and 99-91 in favor of the Cebuano stylist.

“He needed this fight very badly considering that for the last seven months, he has fought two, almost inconsequential fights, each in just four rounds.” Admitted lawyer-sportsman Rudy Salud who manages Gorres.

Prior to this bout, Gorres eked out a 2nd round Technical Draw versus compatriot Randy Mangubat on February 20 in Makati then scored a 2nd round knockout against Korean Yun-Chul Yuh three months after in Korea.

With the latest victory Gorres is now confirmed to join Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and brother Bobby Pacquiao who will leave on September 8 for Los Angeles, California.

The trio will train under American guru Freddie Roach in his famed Wild Card Gym in Hollywood.

Article posted on 07.09.2004

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