By Mark Elezaj
Former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr., (34-2, 22 KO’s) underwent successful right knee surgery on Tuesday in Guadalajara, Jalisco.
Ruiz, who was hoping to face challenger Charles Martin in October, finally made the decision to undergo the surgery that he said has been delayed for years.
Ruiz’s team is hoping that he can fight again in the month of December.
“He underwent surgery on his right knee, he had been struggling with that knee for about three years,” Andy Ruiz Sr. said.
“He could not run very much, he could not do certain movements, he used gel to mitigate the pain, but it was not enough and he made the decision to get the procedure done, which was an arthroscopy. It was done by the same doctor who operated on Canelo [Alvarez], Pedro Lomeli Jaime.”
“They gave us hope that he would come back in December,” Ruiz Sr. said.
There is a chance that the former champion will not return to the ring until 2022, but according to Ruiz’s father, he said that both the doctor and the physical trainer told him he could still make it back before the end of the year.
“The physical trainer and the doctor told us that if everything goes well as it is now, then there is that possibility, but we will see when the time comes. For now we are happy that the surgery went well.”
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