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Saul “Canelo” Alvarez Likely Not To Fight Until May

Saul “Canelo” AlvarezOscar De La Hoya the president of Golden Boy Promotions says Saul “Canelo” Alvarez his newly signed fighter will likely be out of action until May of next year to allow his ankle to heal.

At that time, De La Hoya hopes that Canelo will be fighting a huge bout against Miguel Cotto the current WBC middleweight champion.

The 24-year old Canelo was going to fight December 6 versus Joshua Clottey, but Canelo canceled the fight Monday because of an ankle injury that had troubled him since prior to his bout last July against Erislandy Lara.

Doctors have apparently advised the fighter to rest the ankle at least 6 weeks before starting physical therapy.

De La Hoya added that his protégé wants to take care of the ankle now since 2015 will be a huge year for the talented Canelo.

The promoter feels Canelo will go straight into a major bout in 2015 and wants to put the injury behind him.

Therefore, the veteran Clottey, who is 37, is out of luck. It is not such a big deal for fans of boxing that Clottey will not be fighting Canelo.

Fight fans are more interested in Canelo fighting a somewhat relevant fighter such as James Kirkland, even though he has not fought since December of 2013.

Clottey has only fought 3 times in the last 4 years and was a strange choice for Golden Boy to put up against Canelo.

Many fight fans figured since De La Hoya was already claiming Canelo would be the face of the future in boxing, then he should be fighting the best possible fighters available and not a 37-year old Clottey.

Canelo, at 24, is getting injuries and that is not good. Hopefully, this is not the start of many fights in the future being canceled or postponed.

Canelo could be rusty if he does not fight until he can take on Cotto in May. However, Cotto will be the same, as he has not fought since this past June when he defeated Sergio Martinez in 10 rounds.

The last ‘real fight’ Cotto had was two years ago in a loss to Austin Trout in December 2012.