Canelo Alvarez denies cosmetic procedure, confirms arthroscopic knee surgery

WBN 14/04/2018
Canelo Golovkin

Ed Mulholland

Former world middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez faces up to four weeks out of action following knee surgery to repair internal damage.

Canelo, now without a fight due to a failed drug test for Clenbuterol, is using his time off to get back to complete fitness ahead of a hearing regarding his future.

“I share with you that today I had to undergo an arthroscopy surgery to repair the internal femoral cartilage and eliminate a pathological fold of my right knee,” said Canelo.

“The information published by Golden Boy President Eric Gomez was mistaken,” he added, referring to Gomez stating the procedure was simply cosmetic.

“Thanks for worrying…And in 3 to 4 weeks I’ll be like new,” concluded the Mexican superstar.

The Nevada State Atheltic Commission are due to make a final decision on what punishment Canelo faces for his failing of not one, but two tests in the run up to training camp for his fight with Gennady Golovkin.

A lucrative Cinco de Mayo rematch has already been cancelled and Canelo could be suspended for between six and twelve months at next week’s NSAC gathering.

Golovkin is still trying to salvage a fight on the date having moved plans to Los Angeles, although could be forced to delay until the summer unless an opponent can be agreed upon soon.