Felipe Orucuta Sent Home From Hospital, Will Begin Rehabilitation Process

Felipe Orucuta has been dispatched from a Mexican hospital where he has spent weeks recovering from a blood clot on his brain. 

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman revealed on Twitter that Orucuta has now been sent home and will begin his rehabilitation.

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"'Gallito' Orucuta is now home and will begin his rehabilitation process," Sulaiman said on Twitter. "He is a warrior and can count on the unconditional love from his family and support from the national and international boxing community. Cheer up champ!"

Orucuta last fought on June 7 in Mexico and was stopped by Jonathan Javier Gonzalez in the 10th round. Orucuta went down to the canvas after the fight and was checked out by medical officials before being sent to the hospital. Less than a week after being sent to the hospital, Orucuta was able to have some movement following surgery. 

This was Orucuta's second straight loss with the first one taking place last September on HBO, dropping a 12-round decision to current WBC super flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada. The 33-year-old Orucuta has a 36-6 pro record and challenged for the WBO super flyweight title twice in 2013 and 2014, losing both fights against Omar Narvaez by decision.

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