Canelo Optimistic Of Ring Return In May After Wrist Surgery
He most recently defeated Gennadiy Golovkin by decision in their trilogy fight.
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez won’t be out of the ring for very long as Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has given a positive update after the Mexican star underwent surgery on his damaged wrist.
Alvarez, the undisputed 168-pound champion, revealed that he had surgery on his left wrist, which has been a cause of trouble for the 32-year-old over the last two years. Alvarez, 32, sustained damage to it during his trilogy with Gennadiy Golovkin in September, which Alvarez won decisively on points.
Canelo disclosed to the media that he had felt a knick in his left wrist after his 11th-round knockout win over Caleb Plant last year. But he said he decided not to get it fixed at that time.
Canelo also incriminated his injury as one of the major causes of his loss to the WBA light heavyweight champ, Dmitry Bivol in May.
Earlier, Canelo had indicated that he might not be ready to fight in May 2023 due to his injury scares but Hearn, who has promoted Alvarez for his past couple of fights, said that his injury is not that grave and we might see Canelo fighting at his favorite time of the year, which is either May or September of 2023.
Alvarez has fought almost exclusively in May and September — to take advantage of Mexican holidays — for the past decade or so.
“Yeah, I spoke to him after the surgery,” Hearn said on the Boxing with Chris Mannix podcast.
“I think he was very happy with how it went. He talked about being able to punch in two months, so I don’t see — certainly he hasn’t given me any indication and I think it’s too early to say — but I believe you’ll see him return in May.”