Canelo will not return in December due to fractured hand

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’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 [Gennady Golovkin] in the middleweight division next year.
— Golden Boy Promotions' spokesman

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. 

If he comes off the rest and feels he wants to do a couple fights before [Gennady] Golovkin, we could have a fight in January or February, but he can’t fight in December. It’s up to him as he’s looking forward to September [2017]. September will be the Golovkin fight.
— Golden Boy President Eric Gomez tells the LA Times

Daniel Zaldivar is a boxing contributor for Frontproof Media & Page2sports.com. He is the founder of Z-BoxingNews (a partner with Frontproof Media), a YouTube channel that delivers the latest news, interviews, fighter workouts, & analysis within the sport. Check out the Z-BoxingNews YouTube channel HERE. Also follow on Twitter. 

(Feature photo: Will Hart/HBO)

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