Segolene Lefebvre won't defend WBO junior featherweight title against Alondra Garcia in October due to hand injury

WBO junior featherweight champion Segolene Lefebvre has pulled out of the second defense of her title in October due to a right hand injury she suffered in sparring.

Lefebvre posted the news on Instagram on Monday, saying she had to have "emergency surgery for a dislocated fracture of the first metacarp," according to a translation of the post.

She was scheduled to defend her title at L'Hippodrome De Douai on Oct. 29, against Alondra Garcia (21-4-1, 1 KO), whose only defeats had come in world title fights.

The 29-year-old Lefebvre, who is ESPN's No. 3-ranked fighter in the division, said she hopes to return to the ring by March.

Lefebvre (16-0, 1 KO) won the belt last year by defeating Paulette Valenzuela by unanimous decision. She then defended her belt in May in a unanimous decision win over Melania Sorroche.