By: Roberto Villa
On Dec. 6 Canelo had a fight against Joshua Clottey in Houston but that bout was canceled Monday (10-06-14) so that Alvarez can take care of a lingering left ankle problem. Oscar De La Hoya told Yahoo Sports that the injury is one that Alvarez had prior to his July 12 win over Erislandy Lara in Las Vegas. De La Hoya also said that it is unlikely that the Clottey fight will be rescheduled. HBO Sports Peter Nelson said that the network is discussing plans for a new card on Dec. 6. Oscar De La Hoya also mentioned that Alvarez aggravated the injury during a workout. De La hoya called it a strain, but said Alvarez would be seeing a specialist to determine the extent of the damage.
A Quote form Golden Boy president Oscar De La Hoya:
“It bothers him so much when he runs, or when he’s up on his toes and hitting the bag,” De La Hoya said. “I think it’s like a muscle strain in his ankle, is what you might call it. It’s nothing serious, but the pain is serious enough now that he didn’t want to go through with a training camp and then this fight. He wanted to get it fixed.
“He went through the Lara fight with it and he didn’t want to go through that again. He knows 2015 is going to be a huge year and he told me he wanted to be in tip-top shape.”
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