Canelo Álvarez is a well-known Mexican professional boxer. Canelo Álvarez is best known for winning multiple world championships in different categories.
Early Life and Childhood
Canelo Alvarez was born Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán on 18th July 1990. He stepped into this world in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. By this, he is 31 years old as of 2021 and Mexican by nationality. Likewise, his birth sign is Cancer.
Moving on towards his family members, he was born to his father Santos Álvarez, and his mother Ana Maria Barragan. He grew up on his family’s farm from where he learned horseback riding. He is the youngest son of his parent’s eight children. All of his elder brothers are professional boxers. Among his brothers, Ramón Álvarez, Ricardo Álvarez and Rigoberto Álvarez are professional welterweight boxers. In addition, she also has a sister named Ana Elda Álvarez.
Professional Life and Career
Alvarez began boxing at the age of 13 and went on to win the silver medal in the ‘Junior Mexican National’ championships in Sinaloa in 2004.
From the start of his professional career, Alvarez showed that he was a good boxer, winning the fight after the match. Likewise, on August 31, 2007, he won his first professional title after defeating Mexican boxer Ricardo Cano to earn the ‘Jalisco’ welterweight title. He defeated Mexican boxer Gabriel Martinez to win the ‘WBA Fedecentro’ welterweight title on April 18, 2008.
Alvarez kept winning, and on January 17, 2009, he defeated Antonio Fitch to win the ‘NABF’ and ‘WBO Latino’ welterweight belts. Meanwhile, on August 8, 2009, he defeated Russian boxer Marat Khuzeev to win the ‘WBC Youth’ welterweight title. Additionally, on July 10, 2010, he added another feather to his cap by defeating Argentinean boxer Luciano Leonel Cuello for the ‘WBC Silver’ light middleweight title.
On March 5, 2011, he defeated ‘European Boxing Union’ (EBU) welterweight champion British boxer Matthew Hatton to claim the vacant ‘WBC’ light middleweight title. Furthermore, after defeating US boxer Austin Trout on April 20, 2013, Alvarez retained the ‘WBC’ light middleweight title and won the ‘WBA (Unified)’ and the vacant ‘The Ring’ light middleweight titles.
On November 21, 2015, he defeated Puerto Rican boxer Miguel Cotto to win the middleweight belt. On May 7, 2016, he successfully defended his championships against British boxer Amir Khan. Likewise, on May 18, 2016, Alvarez renounced the ‘WBC’ championship, which was quickly handed to Golovkin by the ‘WBC.’ After that, Alvarez moved up to light-middleweight. Similarly, on September 16, 2017, a fight between Alvarez and Golovkin for the WBA (Super), IBF, and vacant lineal middleweight belts concluded in a split draw, with the former maintaining the ‘The Ring’ middleweight title.
Moving on, on October 17, 2018, ‘DAZN’ revealed that they had secured a five-year, $365 million deal with Alvarez. Moreover, in the contract, the video streaming service would broadcast the boxer’s next 11 fights in the United States. On May 4, 2019, he defeated American boxer Daniel Jacobs to win the ‘IBF’ middleweight title and retain the ‘WBA (Super),’ ‘WBC,’ ‘The Ring,’ and lineal middleweight crowns.
When it comes to his net worth, he has really made a huge amount of wealth from his boxing career. As of 2021, he has an approximate net worth of $140 million US dollars.
For a while, he was engaged to Marisol González, a Mexican TV personality, actor, and ‘Miss Mexico Universe’ 2003. Alvarez married Fernanda Gómez, his lifelong lover, in a ceremony at the Guadalajara Cathedral in Guadalajara, Mexico, in May 2021. Also, he is the father of three daughters and one son, each of whom has a different mother.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Enhancing his body measurements, he is 5 feet 9 inches or 1.75 meters tall and weighs around 75 kg or 165 pounds. Similarly, the boxer’s actual physical statistics (chest-waist-hip) are 41-33-37 inches respectively. In addition, he has reddish-brown hair with a pair of brown eyes.
Regarding his social media handles, he is widely popular on them. The boxer has 6.4 million followers on Facebook, a huge 12 million followers on Instagram. In addition, he has more than 1.9 million followers on her Twitter page.