Egis Klimas, boxing promoter, stated that former unified lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko had undergone right shoulder surgery, ESPN reports.
It is not the first time the boxer had to go under the knife: he had surgery on his right shoulder in May 2018.
According to Klimas, this surgery was caused by both a preexisting ailment and an injury his client suffered during the second round of his last bout.
It was noted that Lomachenko should be able to return to training by mid-January.
"When he arrived in the States to prepare for the fight, he said in Ukraine he felt the sharp pain in his right shoulder. We took him right away to Dr. ElAttrache (he oversaw his operation back in 2018 - 112 International) to examine him," he stated.
As we reported earlier, Oleksandr Usyk (17-0, 13 KOs) will face Dereck Chisora (32-9, 23 KOs) on October 31.
It will Usyk's second fight at the new weight category. He is coming off a victory over Chazz Witherspoon. The Ukrainian fighter has not stepped in the ring ever since.
Chisora's last bout took place on October 26, 2019 - he TKOd David Price in the fourth round.