Canelo will not return in December due to fractured hand
By Daniel Zaldivar
September 19, 2016
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez achieved a knockout performance this past Saturday night in Arlington, Texas and was reported to return this December for his third bout of the year, but a diagnosed fractured hand will hault those plans.
An avulsion fracture of Canelo's right thumb was found after an X-ray and CT-scan were performed. The 26-year-old Mexican superstar had revealed in the post-fight interview that his right hand was injured, which painted a picture of the next few months.
Canelo will reportedly not need surgery and the injury should heal completely within six weeks, according to reports. He [Canelo] is still planning on facing off against Golovkin in a planned September 2017 bout.
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