Canelo Alvarez

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Full Name Canelo Alvarez
Age 30 Years Old
Nick Name Canelo
Gender Male
Birth Date July 18th, 1990
Birth Place Guadalajara, Jalisco

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About Canelo Alvarez

A Mexican professional boxer, Canelo Alvarez began to establish a professional career in boxing at the age of 15. He gained fame and his name made rounds worldwide due to his outstanding multiple winning streaks and achievements on numerous world championships. He went undefeated in his first 42 professional bouts. He is best recognized for winning multiple world championships and holding numerous titles including the unified "WBA", "WBC", and "Ring Magazine Light Middleweight" titles as well as won an impressive 30 of his first 42 fights by way of knockout. In 2010, he made his first TV show appearance as "Himself" on the series "Punos bravos". In recent news, Callum Smith receives a huge opportunity to face Mexican star Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in a world super-middleweight title fight on 19th December in the US; Conor Benn faces Sebastian Formella on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports. 

Famous For

  • Being a Mexican professional boxer.
  • For winning multiple world championships and holding numerous titles including the unified "WBA", "WBC" and "Ring Magazine Light Middleweight".

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Early Life of Canelo Alvarez

On 18th July 1990, Canelo Alvarez took birth with the real name or full name of Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He holds a Mexican nationality and Hispanic ethnicity. Analogously, he is from Christianity religion and his race is white. He happily celebrates his birthday on 18th July of every year and he had celebrated his 30th birthday as of 2020 whereas as his birthdate, his star sign is Cancer. He is the son of Santos Alvarez (father) and Ana Maria Barragan (mother). He also has 3 older brothers and an older sister, Ramon Alvarez (Older Brother) (Professional Boxer), Ricardo Alvarez (Older Brother) (Professional Boxer), Rigoberto Alvarez (Older Brother) (Professional Boxer). 

Career of Canelo Alvarez

  • Canelo Alvarez was inspired for boxing career after watching his older brother Rigoberto debut as a professional boxer at the age of 13, though he won the silver medal at the Junior Mexican National Championships, held in Sinaloa in 2004 as well as became the 2005 Junior Mexican National Boxing Champion in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, at the age of 15 whereas his amateur record was 44-2 with 12 knockouts.
  • After then, he turned into a professional boxer where he knocked out eleven of his 13 documented opponents in his first 19 months as a professional whereas the third official bout of his career was a win over future IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez on 20th January 2006.
  • His sixth-round technical knockout (TKO) win over Luciano Leonel Cuello for the WBC Silver light middleweight title was held at the Vicente Fernandez Arena though he successfully defended his light middleweight title by unanimous decision against former world champion Lovemore N'dou in Veracruz.
  • After that, he defeated European welterweight champion Matthew Hatton via unanimous decision, for the vacant WBC light-middleweight belt on 5th March 2011 where he has docked a point in the seventh round, which was uniformly scored 9-9, for hitting after the break as he successfully defended that same WBC title against The Contender competitor Alfonso Gomez on 17th September 2011.
  • Then, he faced Kermit Cintron via TKO whom he defeated in the fifth round and was originally set to fight top ten "Ring" light middleweight and former welterweight champion Paul Williams on 15th September 2012 though he successfully defended his WBC light middleweight title and won both the WBA (Regular) and vacant "Ring light" middleweight titles.
  • After that, he won the fight via fifth-round TKO after dominating Lopez from start to finish, staying undefeated, and increasing his record to 41-0-1. The fight averaged 1.04 million on Showtime and he earned $2 million for the fight and Lopez a smaller amount of $212,500.
  • Alvarez, "Ring" magazine's #1 ranked light middleweight and the unified WBA (Regular) and WBC champion, fought against "Ring" magazine's #1 pound for pound fighter, WBA (Super) light middleweight champion, WBC and "Ring" magazine welterweight champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr., on 14th September 2013.
  • Golden Boy chief executive Richard Schaefer confirmed a deal had been made for a fight between Alvarez and 31-year-old Mexican boxer Alfredo Angulo whereas Canelo agreed to pay $100,000 of his minimum $1.25 million purses to Angulo, which would raise his purse $850,000.  At the time of stoppage, two judges had it 89-82 and the third judge had it 88-83, all in favor of Alvarez.
  • Analogously, he has faced many professional boxers in his careers such as Erislandy Lara, James Kirkland, Miguel Cotto, Liam Smith, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Gennady Golovkin, Gennady Golovkin II, and many others.
  • As well, he won the WBC, "Ring" and lineal middleweight titles with a unanimous decision victory over Miguel Cotto on 21st November 2015 as the WBO made him the mandatory challenger to the middleweight title, skipping the previous number one Avtandil Khurtsidze on 22nd December.
  • Golden Boy gave Golovkin a 24-hour deadline to accept a 57½-42½ split in Alvarez's favor or they would explore other fights. 
  • Alvarez announced that he would fight 31-year-old British boxer Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York on 15th December 2018, for the WBA (Regular) super middleweight title as DAZN announced that it had signed a five-year, $365 million deal with Alvarez on 17th October 2018 whereas he won via TKO after repeatedly downing Fielding with body shots. 
  • Canelo defeated Daniel Jacobs via unanimous decision 115-113, 115-113, and 116-112 on 4th May 2019, in a middleweight unification bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and defended his WBA (Super), WBC, "Ring" and lineal middleweight titles whilst obtaining Jacobs' IBF middleweight title.
  • As well, he announced via social media on 13th September 2019 that he would move up two weight classes to challenge WBO light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev on 2nd November 2019 and won the bout via eleventh-round KO to become a four-division world champion. 
  • Then, he joined Thomas Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Mike McCallum as the only former junior middleweight champions in history to win a title at light heavyweight as well as named the fighter of the year by The Ring Magazine, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and the Boxing Writers Association of America for his 2019 campaign.
  • Alvarez's trainer Eddy Reynoso confirmed Billy Joe Saunders as his next opponent due to being scheduled for 2nd May 2020, but the bout was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic whereas, in September 2020, the WBC announced that Alvarez and Avni Yıldırım would fight for their vacant super middleweight title.
  • On 6th November 2020, he was released from his contract with Golden Boy Promotions after a lawsuit was settled for breach of the contract whereas his team is targeting a return on 19th December 2020.
  • Furthermore, as a piece of fresh news, Callum Smith receives a huge opportunity to face Mexican star Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in a world super-middleweight title fight on 19th December in the US; Conor Benn faces Sebastian Formella on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports. 

Canelo Alvarez punching against the opponent

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Net Worth of Canelo Alvarez

Moving towards Canelo Alvarez's net worth, his worth is around $140 million as of 2020 though he has also a handsome amount of salary too which is around $20 million dollars per bout. Alvarez pocketed roughly $50 million combined for his first two fights on DAZN but should earn at least $35 million per fight in the future. He is also a boxing promoter in Mexico. His company, Canelo Promotions, was established in 2010 and his business partners are his trainers, father-and-son team Chepo and Eddy Reynoso. In addition, his main source of income is from a boxing career. He has also done endorsement work for several brands such as Under Armour, Tecate, Hennessy, Everlast, and many others from where he earns a fine amount of money.

Personal Life of Canelo Alvarez

Reflecting on Canelo Alvarez's personal life, he is an unmarried guy though talking about his relationship status, he was engaged to Marisol Gonzalez, who is Miss Mexico Universe 2003 and a sports reporter for Televisa Deportes. The couple's relationship is outstanding till now and hopes it will remain the same as in the future too. Canelo is not only a professional Mexican boxer, but he is also a  father too. He has two daughters and one son, all with different mothers. Furthermore, regarding his sexual orientation, he is straight. 

Canelo Alvarez and his fiance Marisol Gonzalez

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Body Measurement of Canelo Alvarez

Canelo Alvarez is a handsome professional boxer who stands at a perfect height of 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm whereas his body weight is around 74 kg or 163 lbs. He goes through immense training and serious diets to maintain his strength, agility, speed, and precise movements to execute an elite-level performance during his fights. Graceful guy Canelo has red hair and dark brown eyes color though his body build type is athletic and his body measurement is 41-33-15 inches. Furthermore, a V-shaped bearded jawline and deep-set eyes are the distinctive features of Alvarez which has attracted a lot of people towards him.