‘He also needs heart surgery to accept Benavidez fight’: Canelo Alvarez goes under the knife for hand surgery and sparks wild reaction

As a four-division world champion, Canelo Alvarez is sure to testify that his powerful fists are the quintessential tools of his pugilist career. It has been reported that Alvarez had to undergo surgery on his left hand, which will keep him out of the ring for a considerable amount of time. However, fans weren’t too kind with their responses when he posted pretty much the same thing.


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Alvarez revealed that he has been having issues with his left hand since he fought Caleb Plant in 2021. It got even worse after his fight against Dmitry Bivol.


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Alvarez had mentioned that he would undergo surgery for the same after his fight against Gennady Golovkin in September 2022. Speaking about the condition of his hand, Alvarez said: “I need hand surgery after this. On my left hand. But I’m fine, I’m a warrior and that’s why I’m here. It bothered me a lot. I can’t hold a drink. It’s really bad. But I am a warrior.

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Boxer Canelo Alvarez poses on the scales during his official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 15, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvarez will challenge WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin for his titles at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Alvarez later went under the knife. And recently gave fans an update on his post-surgery hand.

He shared a video where the cast on his hand was removed. He showed a slightly swollen wrist with two marks where the surgery took place.

Fans haven’t been too kind to Canelo Alvarez

It looks like fans haven’t been shy about sharing their thoughts on Canelo Alvarez’s surgery. In fact, when a story about it was posted on Facebook, it sparked a slew of intriguing comments.

Austin KendalI wished Alvarez a speedy recovery saying: “Get well soon, I want him to be 100% when he comes back, no excuses.”

But Johnny Mendez felt like Alvarez was ready for action. He said, “It went really well: ready for Cinco de Mayo.”

Meanwhile, there were some arguments about what could have caused the injury. Joseph D. Tabangcura Sr. said, “It’s by punching Bivol’s concrete jaw!”

Marco Gomezon the other hand, felt. “His hands were cracked when he hit GGG’s head which was made of rock.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 07: Canelo Alvarez (L) throws a left to Amir Khan during the WBC middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

A few users felt that Alvarez was trying to avoid potential fights. Juan Torres said, “Avoid Mandatory Benavidez.”

Whereas Jose Huguito Polanco added with humor, “Don’t worry, he also needs heart surgery to accept the Benavidez fight.”

And, Menard de Castro declared, “Alibi for not fighting Jake Paul.”


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However, Jose Diaz had a rather peculiar thought. He mentioned, “Now boxing authorities should check Canelo’s hand for anything illegal.”

With a long recovery ahead, it looks like Alvarez will be out of action for most of the year.

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