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Canelo Alvarez, an esteemed Mexican boxer, has achieved remarkable success in his career, securing multiple world championship titles. Renowned for his exceptional counterpunching skills and devastating body punches, he has triumphed in 30 bouts by way of knockout. Born on July 18, 1990, his given name is Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan.
Having garnered numerous world championship titles, including the “World Boxing Association Super,” the World Boxing Council, and the ring championship, he has established himself as a formidable force in the boxing world. Recognized by ‘BoxRec,’ he holds the esteemed titles of the world’s top active boxer and the world’s top active middleweight boxer.
Height / Weight / Age
Canelo Alvarez, a renowned boxer, stands at a height of 175 cm or approximately 5’9″. He weighs 78 kg, which is equivalent to 172 lbs. Currently 31 years old, he will turn 32 soon. Canelo has captivating brown eyes and reddish-brown hair. His body measurements are as follows: chest – 41 inches, waist – 33 inches, and biceps – 15 inches.
Canelo’s estimated net worth is around $21.5 million, with a salary of $20 million. Additionally, he possesses a Lamborghini.
Education / Family
Canelo, born in Guadalajara, Mexico, was raised in a family with a passion for boxing. His parents, Santos Alvarez and Ana Maria Barragan, had six sons and one daughter, making him the youngest sibling. One of his older brothers, Rigoberto Alvarez, was a boxer himself and served as a significant inspiration for Canelo’s entry into the sport. In fact, boxing runs in the family as his other brothers, Ramon Alvarez and Ricardo Alvarez, are also welterweight boxers at the professional level.
|Real Name||Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan|
|Birth Place||Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico|
|Date Of Birth||July 18, 1990|
|Height||In centimeters – 175 cmIn feet inches – 5’9”|
|Weight||In kilograms – 75 kgIn pounds – 165 lbs|
|Profession||Mexican professional boxer|
|Home Town||Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico|
|Fathers Name||Santos Alvarez|
|Mothers Name||Ana Maria Barragan|
|Sister||Ana Elda Alvarez|
Career / Fashion And Style
In 2005, he embarked on a professional boxing career, showcasing his skills by triumphing over Miguel Vazquez and Francisco Villanueva in thrilling matches. It was on August 31, 2007, that he claimed his inaugural professional title, the ‘Jalisco welterweight title,’ after a victorious bout against Ricardo Caho.
He continued his remarkable winning streak, securing and defending the NABF welterweight title multiple times. In 2009, he claimed victory over Russian boxer Marat Khuzeev, earning the WBC Youth welterweight title. By 2013, he had achieved the prestigious accolades of being ranked number one by ‘The Ring’ magazine and becoming the unified WBC/WBA regular champion.
In 2016, he achieved a notable victory by defeating British boxer Liam Smith and securing the WBO light-middleweight title. However, his first defeat came when he lost the WBA (unified), WBC, and ring light middleweight titles.
In 2018, a lucrative agreement was reached with ‘DAZN’ for a staggering $365 million, involving him. Caleno, being an accomplished athlete, actively promotes sports in Mexico. In 2010, he joined forces with his trainer and father to establish ‘Canelo Promotions,’ an entity that manages a roster of 40 Mexican boxers.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More
His ex-girlfriend Marisol Gonzalez, who held the title of Miss Mexico Universe in 2003, gave birth to their daughter named Emily Cinnamon Alvarez.
|Children||Daughter – Emily Cinnamon Alvarez|
|Favourite Boxer||Rigoberto Alvarez|
Some Interesting Facts About Canelo Alvarez
- In his childhood, he learned horse riding on his own horse farm.
- He is the youngest to all of his brothers. Ramon Alvarez and Ricardo Alvarez are his brothers who are welterweight boxers and Rigoberto Alvarez is also his brother who is a former interim WBA World Champion.
- His name ‘Canelo’ in Spanish is the masculine word for cinnamon, which is being nicknamed for people with red hair.
- At the age of 13, he started boxing and won the silver medal at the Junior Mexican National championships.
- At the age of 15, he became a professional boxer after 19 months of training, out of 13 opponents he defeated 11.
- Chepo and Eddy Reynoso was his coach/mentor.
- His hobby is horse riding.
- The turning point in his career was when he won IBF Lightweight Champion, Miguel Vazquez on January 20, 2006.