Z Gorres

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Z Gorres
Gorres in 2007
Real name Zeta Celestino Oliveros Gorres
Nickname(s) The Dream
Rated at Flyweight
Super flyweight
Height 5 ft 4 12 in (164 cm)
Reach 64 12 in (164 cm)
Nationality Filipino
Born (1982-04-18) April 18, 1982 (age 34)
Nasipit, Agusan del Norte, Philippines
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 35
Wins 31
Wins by KO 17
Losses 2
Draws 2

Zeta Celestino Oliveros Gorres (born 18 April 1982), best known as Z Gorres, is a Filipino former professional boxer who challenged once for the WBO super-flyweight title.

Personal life[edit]

Gorres has a brother named Jun Gorres who was formerly a boxer but was stabbed to death in a street fight. His real name is a combination of those of his parents; Zeta (mother) and Celestino (father) Gorres.[1] Gorres is married to Datchess Gorres and has four children.[2]

Boxing career[edit]

Gorres became a boxing practitioner at 9 years of age.[3] He began fighting as a professional on March 31, 2001. After winning 13 bouts in a row, he fought Edgar Rodrigo for the Philippine flyweight title on June 1, 2003. He, however, lost to Rodrigo by TKO in the 9th round which marked his first defeat.

One of Gorres' significant victories was his 1st round stoppage of Glenn Donaire, brother of pound for pound champion Nonito Donaire, on March 19, 2005. This was his first bout in the United States.

About a year later, he won the OPBF super flyweight title against Waenpetch Chuwatana.

On February 24, 2007, Gorres got a shot for a world title where he challenged WBO super flyweight champion Fernando Montiel in a bout held in Gorres' hometown. There, Gorres was docked a point twice (one in the 10th and another in the 12th round) for holding. Montiel won the fight and defended the title in a split decision.

He fought former IBF flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan on February 2, 2008 in an IBF title eliminator. The winner was to face then IBF super flyweight titlist Dimitri Kirilov of Russia who would later be dethroned by Darchinyan on August 2, 2008. The match, however, was tarnished by poor refereeing and bottle-throwing from spectators who disliked it. The bout ended in a split draw. Nonetheless, Darchinyan won the right to fight for the championship because he was ranked higher than Gorres in IBF.

Gorres moved to bantamweight and won his first match in that division on March 14, 2009. There, he bested former IBF minimumweight champion Roberto Carlos Leyva in 7 rounds.

Career-ending injury[edit]

On November 13, 2009, after winning a 10 round bout against Luis Melendez in which he was knocked down with 30 seconds remaining in the final round, Gorres collapsed in the ring and was removed on a stretcher.[4] He underwent surgery to relieve swelling to the left side of his brain. Originally, doctors were going to keep him in a medically induced coma for a few days, but Gorres reacted to the treatment much better than anticipated and came out of it.[5] As a result of his injury, his boxing career is likely over.[6]

Going home[edit]

In February 2010, Gorres was well enough to fly home to the Philippines, where he was greeted at the airport by Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. His physical therapy continued at Perpetual Succur Hospital in Cebu. His therapy involved the strengthening and conditioning of his muscles to help him regain the ability to do functional activities. Gorres began to regain his ability to walk and regained partial control of his left hand. He also underwent a series of surgeries for throat blockage. [7]


  1. ^ "Gorres, Darchinyan clash in 'Now or Never' match". Philstar.com. Archived from the original on March 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  2. ^ Joaquin Henson (November 16, 2009). "Gorres shows signs of recovery". The Philippine Star. p. A-32. 
  3. ^ Anson Wainwright (October 6, 2009). "Q & A with Z "THE DREAM" GORRES". 15rounds.com. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  4. ^ Hale, Andreas (2009-11-13). "Boxing News | Rosas decisions Catubay". Fight News. Retrieved 2014-05-04. 
  5. ^ Giongco, Nick. "Gorres on road to recovery | The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online". The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online. Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. 
  6. ^ "The Fabulous Forum". Los Angeles Times. 2009-11-14. 
  7. ^ "Gorres recovers from throat surgery | ABS-CBN News". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2014-05-04. 

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