Canelo defeated Triple G, but not by knockout as promised. In the post fight interview he was asked what had happened to him that he didn’t throw too many power punches, Alvarez surprised everyone by saying that he has several months with a problem in his left hand and that he will take some time to recover and rest. The Mexican said he will have to undergo surgery on his left hand and could be out of training for about six to eight weeks and probably out from active competition for as long as a year.
Telling reporters at a post-fight press conference today that his hand is severely hurt. “It hurts everywhere,” he said of the hand injury. “I’ve had these issues since the Caleb Plant fight so I was like ‘it’s okay, 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.”
Canelo Alvarez calls out Dmitry Bivol for a Rematch
Bivol became the only fighter other than the great Floyd Mayweather Junior to defeat Alvarez when he won a unanimous decision over the Mexican when they clashed for the WBA light heavyweight title.
Alvarez bounced back from that loss on Saturday to comfortably defeat his great rival GGG for the second time in their three fights and he now has his sights set on revenge against Bivol. Post his victory Canelo said “I need to come back and get strength in my hand, recover my hand and my body so I can come back stronger than ever,” he added “It’s very important for my legacy, for me, for my pride, for my country, for my family. For everything. It’s very important and I will beat him.”
Is it a good idea for Canelo to went up to light heavyweight and challenge Bivol again? Time will tell. Canelo Alvarez has had no problem traversing boxing’s weight classes, but after losing to Dmitry Bivol, perhaps light heavyweight is a step too steep.