Vasyl Lomachenko has undergone shoulder surgical procedure following his defeat to Teofimo Lopez on Saturday.
The 23-year-old American dethroned Loma with a good boxing show, although many questioned why the Ukrainian struggled to get into the combat within the first seven rounds.
Most determined to provide credit score for Lopez for outboxing the Ukrainian, nevertheless now one more reason has been instructed.
Lomachenko’s surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache instructed Yahoo Sports activities he carried out a shoulder process on the 32-year-old two days after the combat.
ElAttrache beforehand operated on Loma again in 2018 when he dislocated his shoulder within the win over Jorge Linares.
The physician defined that points had resurfaced throughout camp, so he twice administered injections to the boxer.
ElAttrache instructed Yahoo: “For his final phases of preparation for the combat, he was having some issue with the shoulder.
“It seems he had badly bruised the rotator cuff and chipped a bit of cartilage, which we didn’t realise on the time.
“However we knew he’d badly bruised the rotator cuff and badly bruised the bone the place the rotator cuff attaches to the shoulder.
“That was roughly six weeks earlier than the combat and we received him to the place he was comfy sufficient to coach.
“He stated he was in a position to practice okay, however it continued to trigger him ache in the course of the combat.
“We operated on him [on Monday] evening and he had what we name a hemorrhagic thickened bursitis.
“That’s the tissue that lubricates and cushions the rotator cuff, which is the place we had handled him and injected him earlier than the combat.
“On the within of the shoulder the place he had beforehand dislocated the shoulder, he had chipped the cartilage on the within of the socket.
“That was proper subsequent to the [previous] restore so I did a small touch-up of the restore so I might cowl up the naked cartilage within the entrance of the shoulder.”
Lomachenko’s supervisor Egis Klimas stated that father and coach Anatoly Lomachenko wished them to withdraw from the bout due to the damage.
Nonetheless, Loma refused and threatened to retire if the combat didn’t occur.
“We misplaced one week of coaching,” Klimas instructed ESPN.
“We misplaced one week of sparring as a result of the physician forbid him to do a lot for every week after the injection.
Lopez was fast to reply upon listening to all of this.
He instructed ESPN: “I used to be coming into this combat injured as properly, for those who wanna speak about accidents, however I didn’t make no excuses about it.
“I believe that by him doing that, as somebody who was thought-about the primary, pound-for-pound, finest boxer in the entire world, to make use of that excuse, it simply seems extra dangerous on him than the rest.”