Canelo Alvarez (44-1-1, 32KO’s) has pulled out of his upcoming fight on Dec.6 against Joshua Clottey. Alvarez pulled out to take care of a lingering ankle problem. Alverez aggravated the injury during a workout. Alvarez said he would be seeing a specialist to determine the extent of the damage.
Oscar De La Hoya told Yahoo Sports that Alvarez had this problem prior to his July 12 split decision win over Erislandy Lara. He’d rather take care of it now because 2015 is going to be a huge year for him, “I believe Canelo is going straight to a major fight next year and so he wants to get this taken care of and put it behind him.” 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 fix.
Oscar also said that the Clottey fight is unlikely to be rescheduled. HBO Sports Peter Nelson said that the network is discussing plans for a new card to be held on Dec.6.