Press release: Canelo Alvarez suffers hand injury
WBO JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION CANELO ALVAREZ DIAGNOSED WITH A FRACTURE ON HIS RIGHT HAND
LOS ANGELES (Sept. 19, 2016) – Today, Canelo Alvarez visited specialist Dr. Pedro Jaime Lomeli, after injuring his right hand during his ninth round knockout victory over Liam “Beefy” Smith to win the WBO junior middleweight world championship on Sept. 17, 2016.
After taking x-rays and conducting a CT scan, the doctor found an avulsion fracture of the right thumb. Canelo does not need surgery and the prognosis is excellent.
Canelo’s hand will be immobilized for the next six weeks and he will be unable to fight again in 2016.
This does nothing to Canelo’s plans to move up and take on the best in the middleweight division (IBF/WBA/WBC titleholder Gennady Golovkin) next year.
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Information courtesy of a Golden Boy Promotions press release