Beterbiev injured; withdraws from November fight
- Updated: October 20, 2015
Unbeaten light heavyweight KO artist Artur Beterbiev (9-0, 9 KOs) has just had his November 28 fight KO’d, as an injury has forced him to withdraw from his fight.
Beterbiev was scheduled to compete at the Centre Videotron in Quebec City, but after injuring his right shoulder and meeting with a doctor on Tuesday morning, it was determined that he would need minor surgery to fix the problem.
“Under my supervision, Artur had a magnetic resonance examination Friday,” Dr. Fontaine explained. “After a meeting this morning, we have decided that Artur’s surgery would be performed in the next few days by specialist Dr. Baillargeon. We expect a complete recovery followed by a return to the ring at the beginning of 2016.”
“I am extremely frustrated and disappointed by the situation,” Beterbiev added after hearing the prognosis. “I was preparing myself hard to give another great show to the fans, November 28, but I will be back stronger in 2016.”.
According to his promoter, Beterbiev will start rehab four days after surgery under the watch of physiotherapist Hugo Lettre, from Evolution Physio.
“We have absolute confidence in our medical staff, including the talented Dr. Baillargeon,” GYM president Yvon Michel added. “This is the same doctor that saved the shoulder, which was in a really worst state, and the career of Jean Pascal, in January 2010. Seven months later, Jean defended his title belt, in spectacular fashion, against Chad Dawson.”