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An accomplished Mexican professional boxer Canelo Alvarez is a triple who has held several world championship titles. He is known to be a great counterpuncher and a terrific body puncher who has won 30 by knockout. Canelo was born as Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan on July 18, 1990.
He has won several world championship titles such as ‘World Boxing Association Super’, World Boxing Council, and the ring championship. He was ranked as the world’s best active boxer and world’s best active middleweight boxer by ‘BoxRec’.
Height / Weight / Age
Canelo Alvarez has a height of 175 cm and in feet inches; his height is 5’9” whereas his weight is 78 kg in Kilograms or 172 lbs in Pounds. In July 2020, he will turn 30 years old. His eye color is brown and the hair color is reddish-brown. Canelo’s body measurement is as follows 41 inches chest, 33 inches waist and 15 inches biceps.
Canelo’s net worth is estimated to be $21.5 million approximately. His salary is $20 million. He owns a Lamborghini.
Education / Family
Canelo was born in Guadalajara, Mexico to Santos Alvarez and Ana Maria Barragan. He was the youngest child among his six brothers and one sister. His elder brother Rigoberto Alvarez is a boxer inspired him towards boxing. All of his brothers are involved in professional boxing, two of his brothers Ramon Alvarez and Ricardo Alvarez are welterweight boxers.
|Real Name||Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan|
|Birth Place||Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico|
|Date Of Birth||July 18, 1990|
|Height||In centimeters – 175 cm
In feet inches – 5’9”
|Weight||In kilograms – 75 kg
In 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 became a professional boxer. As a skilled player, he played and won matches against Miguel Vazquez and Francisco Villanueva. On August 31, 2007, he won his first professional title ‘Jalisco welterweight title’ by defeating Ricardo Caho.
His winning spree continued and has won and retained the NABF welterweight title on several other occasions. In 2009, he won the WBC Youth welterweight title by beating Russian boxer Marat Khuzeev. In 2013, ‘The Ring’ magazine rated him as the ‘numero uno’ and the unified ‘WBC/WBA’ regular champion.
His first loss is marked as when he lost the WBA (unified), the WBC, and the ring light middleweight titles. In 2016, he has won the WBO light-middleweight title by beating British boxer, Liam Smith.
In 2018, he signed a deal with ‘DAZN’ worth $365 million. As a successful player, Caleno promotes sports in Mexico. Along with his trainer and father, he established ‘Canelo Promotions’ in 2010, which represents 40 boxers across Mexico.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More
He has a daughter named Emily Cinnamon Alvarez from his ex-girlfriend Marisol Gonzalez who was Miss Mexico Universe in 2003.
|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.