We might’ve seen the last of Canelo Alvarez for a while.
The super middleweight champion said he aggravated a left wrist injury in his unanimous-decision victory over Gennadiy Golovkin on Saturday in Las Vegas.
The injury, which he said originated during his victory over Caleb Plant last November, could keep him out for as long as a year.
“It hurts everywhere,” he said of his wrist at the post-fight news conference. “I’ve had these issues since the Caleb Plant fight so I was like, ‘It’s OK, later, later.’ And then I started [to feel] really bad, I need surgery. It was really bad, really bad.
“It’s not broken, it’s a meniscus, it’s a wrist injury, not broken. It’s ligaments, like a knee injury or something like that. … I’m going to take the time my body needs. Last year I fought four times in 11 months, so that’s why.
“But I need to take my time a little bit, maybe May, September. I need to take my time.”
Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs) defeated Golovkin (42-2-1, 27 KOs) by scores of 116-112, 115-113 and 115-113 to retain his undisputed championship.
The Mexican star said he would pursue a rematch with Dmitry Bivol if the Russian defeats Gilberto Ramirez in November. Bivol upset Alvarez last May.
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