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Chavez Jr. has surgery to repair fractured left hand

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fractured his left hand during his decision win over Marco Antonio Reyes last month. A doctor decided it was significant enough to require surgery.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.'s injured left hand turned out to be worse than expected, bad enough that it required having surgery to repair. So Chavez Jr. ended up undergoing a procedure yesterday to fix his badly fractured hand in the hopes of restoring it back to proper strength. He won't be able to throw a punch with the hand for at least three months, which pretty much nixes any chance of him fighting again this year - though he's still hopeful for a December return.

"I was supposed to be back in the gym by the end of this month, but the hand kept bothering me, and I was referred to this doctor, who evaluated me again and told me that surgery was necessary, which changes my plans, but I hope to come out of this stronger," Chavez said.

"According to what the doctor said, I'll be three months without punching with that hand," Chavez said. "Obviously, I'll be running and training in what I can, so I could be back in December, if not in January 2016, but I don't want too much time to pass."

Translation: "Obviously, I'll be eating cornflakes poolside until December."

I kid, I kid...but not really.

Chavez Jr. injured his hand during the third round of his unanimous decision victory over Marco Antonio Reyes on July 18th, a bout that was held at 172lbs.

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