Canelo Alvarez has fractured right thumb, prognosis good for full recovery

Canelo Alvarez celebrates after winning the junior middleweight title with a 9th-round knockout of Liam Smith on Saturday/Photo courtesy of Hogan Photos, Golden Boy Promotions


Golden Boy Promotions on Monday about noon released a statement that Canelo Alvarez sustained a fracture of his right thumb during his ninth-round knockout of junior middleweight champion Liam Smith this past Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

No surgery will be required, but Alvarez’s thumb will be mobilized for six weeks. Alvarez will not be able to fight the rest of this year, though the statement indicated the prognosis for a full recovery is excellent and the injury should not prevent him from moving forward in his career.


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