Pascal has arthroscopic surgery on right shoulder

WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal had arthroscopic

surgery on his right shoulder on Wednesday and will be unable to

train or fight for about nine weeks.

Pascal hurt the shoulder while successfully defending his

175-pound (79-kilogram) title by unanimous decision against Adrian

Diaconu on Friday.

Doctors removed a bone chip and repaired the labrum in his

shoulder, promoter Groupe Yvon Michel said in a statement. Pascal

will rest for three weeks, then do five or six weeks of rehab

before resuming normal training.

Pascal won the WBC title from Diaconu last year. He is supposed

to face interim champion Chad Dawson in his next bout, although his

managers hope for an optional defense first.