Canelo Alvarez Reveals Wrist Injury, Looks To Rest For A Year
After adding another feather to his cap on last Saturday, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is looking to get a long rest, which he hasn’t been able to get due to a busy schedule last year.
Canelo went up 2-0-1 in his trilogy fight against Gennady Golovkin with a unanimous decision victory after a gritty 12-round bout. Judges scored the contest 115-113, 115-113 and 116-112 for the Mexican star.
Speaking at the post-fight media conference, Canelo revealed that he has been struggling with a wrist injury for months, ever since he handed Caleb Plant his maiden loss.
“It hurts everywhere. 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,” Alvarez said.
“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.”
The boxing maestro believed that having fought four times in 11 months may have worsened his injury.
“But I need to take my time a little bit, maybe May, September. I need to take my time.”
After losing to WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol in his previous fight in May, Alvarez turned up for the Saturday fight with a point to prove.
The Mexican had drawn with GGG in the first showdown in 2017, then snatched a narrow majority decision in the 2018 rematch. But this time he had a relatively more dominant outing to stand tall against the Kazakh.