Pascal has arthroscopic surgery on right shoulder
Light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal had arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Wednesday and will be unable to train or fight for about nine weeks.
Pascal hurt the shoulder while successfully defending his 175-pound title by unanimous decision against Adrian Diaconu on Friday night.
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.