Marsha Norman won a Pulitzer award in 1983 for her play Night Mother and he describe Dreams as an illustration from the book our souls are writing about us…
Z Gorres see all the pain and anguish his brother Jun has gone through after campaigning for a 25-3 record ended his career with a second round crushing defeat against the hands of Lovemore N’dou. Jun struggled to get back to boxing and throughout his career he never had a chance to fight for a title. He had to find a living just to feed his growing family and Z is determined not to follow his brother’s path and worked very hard to continue his brother’s dream after a knife took the life out of Jun in November 11, 2005 a month after Z won the OPBF super flyweight eliminator against Wisanu Pornobnum in front of his hometown crowd in Mandaue Cebu.
I met Z on one of his fight against Mexican Roberto Carlos Leyva I wasn’t part of the press but when my camera pointed on Z and his fellow ALA boxers they were more than willing to pose with the traditional boxer stance. I can see the fiery eyes of Z and his confidence there were no shades of doubt when he took Leyva to only seven rounds for their WBO Oriental bantamweight title. Unlike his brother Jun, Z had gone through a lot of title fights and his fight with Fernando Montiel for the WBO title was a controversy with Z clearly winning the fight but awarded the title to Montiel via a split decision win. Z was very close to his dream to be a champion but lost the fight to the hands of the judges.
That was the closest thing to winning a title and Z never got back to fight for another one when he suffered a blood clot after getting hit by Luis Melendez in the closing seconds of the fight. Z got up to the count of 10 but collapsed on his way to the dressing room.
Feb. 16 would be the day Z Gorres returns home and he will be greeted by thousands of fans not because he won a belt but because he won everyone’s heart. He got up when he was caught by a wayward punch and he fought his way back after being in a critical condition. Z would never become a champion but the dream doesn’t have to end there… Like what Marsha Norman said about dreams… maybe Z’s soul is writing a different path.
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