- Name: Canelo Alvarez
- Age: 28 years old
- Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
- Occupation: Boxer
- Net Worth: US $10 Million
- Status: Alive
Canelo Alvarez is a Mexican professional boxer with a professional record of 49 wins, 2 draws and one loss. He’s a 3x world champion in two different weight class (middleweight + light middleweight). He was dubbed the world’s best active pound for pound boxer by BoxRec in May 2017. Alvarez was born Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan on July 18, 1990 in Guadalajara, Mexico. His father, Santos Alvarez, was a farmer. He inherited his red hair from his mother Ana Maria Barragan. His parents have since separated. He has 7 siblings, including Rigoberto, Ramon, Ricardo and Ana Elda. Alvarez was raised in Juanacatlan, Jalisco. He dropped out of high school in 2005 to focus on boxing.
Alvarez began training as a boxer at age 13. His initial goal was to protect himself from bullies who teased him over his red hair and freckles. He also drew inspiration from his older brother Rigoberto who just turned professional. His first trainers were the father-son duo Chepo Reynoso and Eddy. Alvarez competed and won the silver medal at the 2004 Junior Mexican National Championships in Sinaloa. He won the gold medal in 2005 at age 15. His amateur record stands at 44 wins and 2 losses. He decided to turn pro because finding suitable junior opponents was becoming a challenge.
Alvarez made his professional debut on October 29, 2005 in a win against Abraham Gonzalez. While still in his teens, he fought 34 professional fights (won 4 championship belts including the NABF and WBC Youth welterweight title). Alvarez defeated Matthew Hatton on March 5, 2011 to capture the vacant WBC Light Middleweight belt. He lost his first professional bout against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. on September 14, 2013. Mayweather won the match by a majority 12-round decision.
Alvarez has competed in three different weight class (welterweight, light middleweight and middleweight). He defeated Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto in November 2015 for the WBC and lineal titles. He bested the UK’s Liam Smith for the WBO light middleweight title in September 2016. His latest victory was against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in May 2017. As of September 2017, his professional records stands at 49 wins (34 by KO), 2 draws and one loss. Alvarez faced off against Kazakhstan’s Gennady “GGG” Golovkin on September 16, 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The 12-round bout ended in a split draw.PERSONAL
Canelo Alvarez is 5ft 9in tall and he’s of Mexican descent. His net worth is estimated at $10 million. He reportedly made more than $20 million against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in May 2017. His September 2017 bout with GGG could bring in as much as $30 million. Forbes currently ranks him at #43 on the world’s highest paid athletes list with $28.5 million (salary + endorsements). Alvarez was once engaged to ‘Marisol Gonzalez’, a former Miss Mexico Universe. He has a daughter named Emily Cinnamon from a previous relationship.
Canelo Alvarez Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan
- Birthday: July 18, 1990
- How Old : Age: 28 years old
- Place of Birth: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
- Occupation: Professional Boxer
- Years Active: 2005-present
- Net Worth & Salary: US $10 Million
- Death-O-Meter: Alive