This is what Canelo Álvarez’s hand looked like after surgery

Canelo Álvarez underwent surgery (Photo: Instagram/@canelo)
Canelo Álvarez underwent surgery (Photo: Instagram/@canelo)

After defeating Gennady Golovkin for the second time, Saul Canelo Álvarez announced the news of a career break that will undergo a surgery left hand. A little more than a month after the announcement, through his social networks, the Mexican boxer reported on his health condition, and in the latest he exposed the moment in which the doctor removed the bandage which was covering the wound on his wrist.

The undisputed 168-pound champion used ephemeral stories on his verified Instagram account to publicize the process. The video documented the moment the doctor removed the bandage and splint placed on the patient’s wrist and forearm. After making several cuts with surgical scissors, the Guadalajara, Jalisco native’s skin was exposed.

The inside of the forearm appeared to have no scar. They noticed it only when the boxer turned his limb to show the outer face a couple of small scars on the wrist. It should be noted that the markings were done inconspicuous Mr not a single stitch interfered with the tattoo closest to the region showing the date “27-08-2018″.

The Mexican boxer posted a video of the moment when the doctor in charge of the operation removed the bandage covering the wound from his operation.

Removing the splint meant another step in his recovery process and return to the ring. It is worth mentioning that a few days before going to the doctor’s consultation, a member of Canelo’s team, Oscar Valdez Fierro, spread the photo with Tapatía. In the picture, the two are seen with a sweat-soaked sports mug, although Álvarez’s arm was still bandaged.

While not having a splint will make the recovery process easier, the corner commanded by Eddy Reynoso will have to wait for the evaluation and medical opinion in order to make a decision on the boxer’s return. In principle, your own Canelo He announced that his return could be in May 2023, but if his rehabilitation process is delayed, he will have to wait until the Mexican Independence Day of the same year.

The decision to retire for a few months to take care of his health will have consequences for economic perception Canelo Alvarez. Your latest deal with a promotion company Matchroom boxing Mr DAZN considered an agreement for three fights during 2022 with Guaranteed profit of 160 million USD.

According to the schedule established in the career of the Mexican, he could meet two out of three fights. The first was against Dmitri Bivol, in May, for the 175-pound belt. Four months later he entered the ring to complete the trilogy against Gennady Golovkin and there was speculation of a third fight in November or December.

In this sense, according to boxing journalist Mike Coppinger, Canelo Álvarez will lose $75 million, or $10 million less than he was awarded after the clash with the Russian and Kazakh, when saved 85 million dollars.

Else, Canelo it will take him enough time to decide who will be his next opponent. To do this, your attention will focus on the 175-pound title fight between Gilbert Left handed Ramirez and Dmitry Bivol.


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