Like polar opposites in magnets, the sweet science that is boxing most usually concludes with a winner and a loser. Sometimes, it can also end up in draws, whereas no conclusions are reached. [firstpara] There could be accidents as well, like a high school lab experiment gone kaboom.
And in a boxing match held a day prior to the Pacquiao-Cotto megafight last November 15, such a dreaded thing happened.
Z Gorres, a Filipino bantamweight nicknamed “The Dream,” won his match against Luis Melendez, alright.
But the jubilation was short-lived.
Shortly after, he ended up in a heap, knocked out cold due to a condition called subdural hematoma.
Little did we know that the powerful blow which Melendez landed late in the 10th round had more severe repercussions outside the ring.