Felipe Orucuta is slowly progressing after being hospitalized over the weekend.
The WBC released an update on the former world title challenger, saying that he has been able to have some movement following surgery. Orucuta was hospitalized after suffering a stoppage loss in Mexico on June 7, later revealing that he had a blood clot in his brain.
Below is the WBC’s update on Orucuta’s condition:
Medical Report: Felipe Orucuta
Felipe Orucuta has shown a positive response with movements, following surgery, which is a very encouraging sign.
The process continues to seek to lower sedation, in order to be able to make a more complete evaluation. We will give more information, as soon we receive the official report of his doctors.
We send our love and best wishes to Felipe and his Family. He has always been a very respectful, caring, loyal and wonderful friend. All the boxing family stands together and united in his corner.
Orucuta fought on June 7, being stopped by Jonathan Javier Rodriguez with the WBC FECOMBOX super flyweight title on the line. Orucuta was badly hurt at the end of the fight, receiving multiple power punches to the face and was not able to defend at all against Rodriguez's combinations. When the fight was stopped, Orucuta dropped to the canvas and was attended to by medical personnel and later taken to a hospital.
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.