Canelo lvarez to miss rest of 2016 with fractured thumb

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Mexican star harmed hand throughout knockout triumph over Liam Smith to clinch light middleweight title on Saturday

Canelo lvarez has actually fractured his best thumb, ditching prepare for a huge December battle in New York City.

The WBO light middleweight champ sustained the injury in the 2nd round of his knockout success over Liam Smith on Saturday night. Golden Boy Promotions stated lvarez went to a professional in his house city of Guadalajara, and, after going through X-rays and a CT scan, was detected with an avulsion fracture of the ideal thumb.

lvarez stopped Smith in the ninth round on Saturday night prior to 51,240 fans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. lvarez stated after the battle that he injured his best thumb in the 2nd round, however he still produced 3 knockdowns, consisting of one with his right-hand man.

Canelo does not require surgical treatment and the diagnosis is outstanding, Golden Boy Promotions stated in a declaration on Monday. Canelos hand will be incapacitated for the next 6 weeks, and he will be not able to combat once again in 2016. This not does anything to Canelos prepares to go up and handle the very best in the middleweight department next year.

After Saturdays battle, lvarez stated: After I got harmed I most likely utilized my left hand a little bit more and went to the body a bit more however going to the body became part of the strategy. Ive constantly stated you need to be gotten ready for anything because ring which exactly what I was. I was gotten ready for anything.

Oscar De La Hoya, lvarezs promoter, had actually considered a 10 December battle at Madison Square Garden, with the similarity David Lemieux, Billy Joe Saunders and Curtis Stevens pointed out as possible challengers. Lvarez will now either look for a battle in early 2017 or simply wait for his scheduled Cinco de Mayo weekend battle in May.

lvarezs management stated it does not modify their prepare for a prospective face-off in between lvarez and combined middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin boxings most significant battle in September 2017. If he comes off the rest and feels he desires to do a couple battles prior to [#peeee

Gennady] Golovkin, we might have a battle in January or February, however he cant battle in December, Golden Boy president Eric Gomez stated. Its approximately him as hes anticipating September [2017] September will be the Golovkin battle.

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