Canelo Alvarez is an elite boxer. Canelo Alvarez is the second-best Mexican boxer of all time, pound for pound. He is known for his superb counterpunch and for exploiting openings in his opponents’ guards by moving his head and body to escape attacks.
Canelo was recently named the world’s best active boxer, pound for pound, by The Ring and the Boxing Writers Association of America, with the TBRB and ESPN ranking him second.
Childhood and Family
Canelo Alvarez was born on July 18, 1990 in Guadalajara, Mexico to Saul Alvarez Barragan Santos Alvarez and Ana Maria Barragan.
Michoacán’s family originally hails from Los Reyes, but they later relocated to Juanacatlán, Jalisco.
Canelo was also born as the youngest son of a large family of eight children, seven of them were males and one of whom was a sister.
Since they were children, all of the Alvarez sons have been exceptionally athletic.
Among them, Rigoberto Alvarez, the older brother, was the one who originally decided to take up boxing and motivated his family.
Ramon Alvarez and Ricardo Alvarez, two of his older siblings, are also welterweight boxers.
Furthermore, Canelo followed in his older brother Rigoberto’s footsteps and began boxing.
Similarly, he first entered the ring at the age of 13, and boxing has become an inseparable part of his life ever since.
Canelo fought in a number of amateur boxing fights, winning twice in the Junior Mexican National Championships in Mexico.
Interestingly, he earned his first gold medal at the age of 14 before making his professional debut.
Similarly, Alvarez finished second in the WBC World Championship when he was only 20 years old.
Age, Height, and Body Dimensions
Canelo is currently 30 years old. Furthermore, Alvarez’s birthday falls within the Cancer zodiac sign.
And, based on what we know about him, he has a stubborn, energetic, and passionate nature.
As of now, his official weight is 79 kg (167 lbs).
Likewise, welterweight fighters are often diminutive, but not Canelo, who stands at 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm).
He also has a strong physique, measuring 41 inches in the chest, 33 inches in the waist, and 15 inches in the biceps.
Despite this, Canelo possesses an athletic physique and a well-trained body as a result of his extensive training.
He hasn’t boxed in a decade, yet he is still muscular and in great shape.
Furthermore, the gifted boxer has brown eyes and reddish-brown hair. In Spanish, his name “Canelo” is the masculine form of the word “cinnamon,” and it is most commonly used as a nickname for those with red hair.
Facts of Canelo Alvarez
|Full Name||Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan|
|Birth Date||July 18, 1990|
|Age||31 years old|
|Birth Place||Guadalajara, Mexico|
|Nick Name||Canelo (“Cinnamon”)|
|Father’s Name||Santos Alvarez|
|Mother’s Name||Ana Maria Barragan|
|Siblings||Six older brothers- Rigoberto Alvarez, Daniel Alvarez, Ricardo Alvarez, Gonzalo Alvarez, Victor Alvarez, Ramon Alvarez
One older sister-Ana Elda Alvarez
Younger half-brother from paternal side-Bryan Alvarez
|Height||5 ‘9 inches (175 cm)|
|Weight||79 kg (167 lbs)|
|Hair Color||Reddish Brown|
|Body Measurement||Chest: 41 inches
Waist: 33 inches
Biceps: 15 inches
|Children||Emily Cinnamon Alvarez
Maria Fernanda Alvarez
Saul Adiel Alvarez
Mia Ener Alvarez
|Net Worth||$94 million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Facebook, Twitter|
|Merch||Autographed Glove, Caps, & Sweatshirts|
|Last Update||April 2022|
Net Worth and Income
As of 2022, Canelo Alvarez has earned an estimated net worth of $94 million, per Forbes. And most of his fortune came from accumulated cash earnings from his successful boxing career and winning in world-class championships.
Furthermore, Canelo signed a five-year, $365 million contract with Oscar De La Hoya’s promotion company and DAZN in 2018, covering 11 fights.
Similarly, between June 2018 and June 2019, Alvarez received $95 million from his empire, followed by $40 million in the following 12 months.
He was also handsomely compensated, receiving a whopping $12 million when he fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Sept. 14, 2013, and $25 million when he fought Amir Khan on May 7, 2016.
When he fought Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, he was also paid $70 million. Aside from that, Canelo has landed a slew of product endorsement deals that have boosted his earnings significantly.
Canelo has recently signed deals with Under Armour, Coppel Tecate, Hennessy, and Everlast, all of which have increased his earnings and net worth.
Alvarez’s previous home in San Diego, with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms and 11,970 square feet, was sold in October 2015 for $6 million, according to sources.
Canelo also appears to be a car enthusiast, as evidenced by his online displays, with vehicles ranging from a Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series to a Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari Testarossa, McLaren P1, Bugatti Chiron, and more.
Canelo began playing professionally shortly after winning the gold medal in 2005.
Amateur boxers don’t usually make their debut at the age of 15, but Canelo did so because he was extremely gifted and no one else wanted to fight him.
Despite the fact that he was fighting professional boxers who were significantly older than he was, he was able to knock out the majority of his opponents and maintain his winning run.
He also knocked out 11 of his 13 opponents in his first 19 months as a professional, all of whom were substantially older than him.
Furthermore, he began with a string of impressive victories, and in 2008, he knocked out two of his opponents to claim the famous “WBA Fedecentro” welterweight title.
Similarly, he extended his winning streak in 2009, when he defeated Mexican boxer Antonio Fitch to capture the ‘NABF’ and ‘WBO Latino welterweight belts.
After that, Canelo moved up to light-middleweight and won the WBC silver belt there in 2010. He also became the first boxer to knock out Carlos Baldomir in the same year.
Later that year, on September 14, Canelo lost a big fight to Floyd Mayweather Jr, marking his first professional defeat.
Canelo’s battling spirit, though, was unaffected by the defeat.
He went on to win many more fights in 2014, including triumphs over Alfredo Angulo.
On the same day, he successfully defended his championships against British boxer Amir Khan.
Furthermore, on September 15, 2018, Canelo fought Gennady Golovkin in a rematch and won by a majority decision.
The bout was originally set for May 5, 2018, however Lvarez was suspended for six months after testing positive for an illicit substance.
Canelo’s next fight in 2019 was against Daniel Jacobs of the United States, in which he won the IBF middleweight title and retained the ‘WBA (Super),’ ‘The WBC,’ ‘The Ring,’ and the lineal middleweight titles.
Not to mention, Canelo’s professional record currently stands at 53 wins, 1 loss, and two draws. Likewise, in those 53 wins, he’s stopped 36 of his opponents.
Family and personal life
The love life of the greatest boxer, Canelo Alvarez, is very active.
Canelo has dated and had relationships with many beautiful and famous women over the last decade, but he has never married.
Despite the fact that he has never been married, he has already known the joys of parenthood. Canelo has four children from four different mothers, which is unusual.
In addition, he gave birth to his first daughter Emily Cinnamon Alvarez in 2007 while dating his high school sweetheart Karen Beltrán. Canelo was only 17 years old at the time of his daughter’s birth.
Canelo and Karen later divorced shortly after their daughter was born, but he remained in Emily’s life and has maintained a positive relationship with her to this day.
After that, he welcomed Mia Ener Alvarez, his second daughter, with model Valeria Quiroz.
Unfortunately, they were also separated after a period of time. Mia is currently residing in Los Angeles with her mother.
Similarly, Canelo welcomed Saul Adiel Alvarez, his third child (and first boy), after dating for a year with his business partner Nadia Sepulveda.
Canelo confirmed it when he publicly posted a photo of Saul on Instagram with the caption “My boy #teamcanelo.”
Unfortunately, like his other relationships, this one did not work out, and Canelo and Nadia split up after a while.
Canelo is also dating Fernanda Gómez at the moment. The two allegedly met for the first time at a charity gala in 2017 and hit it off right away.
Maria Fernanda Alvarez, Canelo’s third daughter, was born in 2018 after they had been dating for about a year.
Despite the fact that the two have been dating for a long time, since 2017, they have no plans to marry anytime soon.
Canelo and Gomez, on the other hand, have not refrained from sharing a few photos on their social media accounts.
So far, everything appears to be going well for the couple, and they appear to be living a happy life together.
If anything new about their relationship emerges, we’ll be sure to post it here.
Aside from these stunning ladies, the boxer has been linked to Kate del Castillo (an actress), Shannon de Lima, Cynthia Rodriguez, and Marisol Gonzalez (2003 Miss Mexico Universe).
On his own website, Store Canelo Team, you can buy Alvarez’s t-shirts, hats, tracksuits, and other accessories.
Social Media Presence
Canelo is regarded as one of the greatest boxers in the world.
As a result, Canelo has amassed millions of admirers and followers on social media around the world.
Canelo also has around 1.6 million Twitter followers, with 5,332 tweets to date.
Similarly, he has around 8 million Instagram followers and 4,034,321 Facebook fans.