WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION UNDERGOES SURGERY, EYES APRIL RETURN
Press Release: Yesterday, world middleweight champion Sergio Martinez underwent surgery to repair his right knee and ankle, both which were injured in his last fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. The surgery was performed in Spain, where Martinez has liveding since relocating from Argentina earlier in his career. The operation was done by Dr. Villamor Perez, the personal physician for the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I. "I am very, very happy with how the operation went," said Martinez. "I will be rehabbing for two or so weeks and then I will be back in the gym, and begin preparations for my next title defense, which will take place next year in my native Argentina. This will be my first fight there in many years." Promoter Lou DiBella added, "he'll have no problem getting ready for an April fight and we hope to help him realize his dream of defending [his world championship] in his homeland of Argentina."