Lynchburg - Lynchburg pro boxer Scott Sigmon is having shoulder surgery this coming Wednesday and will be sidelined at least seven months and possibly until next April.
Sigmon suffered shoulder injuries during training camp for last month's fight against Kelly Pavlik. And when the 25-year-old does return to the ring next year, he'll be boxing in a lighter division. Sigmon plans to drop two weight classes from 168 to 154.
Scott Sigmon said "I've always known I'm probably fighting too heavy but I thought I was going to be able to get away with it and, you know, Kelly taught me a lesson. I'm not going to be able to get away with it. So you know I learned the hard way. I mean you know the guys are going to be a lot faster but I deal a lot better with counter-punchers and speed guys. The one thing that beats a pressure fighter is immense power."