Canelo Álvarez

Real Name Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán
Birth Place Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
D.O.B July 18, 1990
Profession Mexican Professional Boxer
Nickname Canelo (“Cinnamon”)
Boxing Professional Debut 2005
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight in Kilograms- 75 kg

in Pounds- 165 lbs

Physical Chest: 41 Inches

– Waist: 33 Inches

– Biceps: 15 Inches

Eye color Brown
Hair color Reddish Brown
Hobbies Horse Riding
Salary $20 million/bout
Net Worth $21.5 million

Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán, commonly known as Saúl Álvarez, or by his nickname “CaneloÁlvarez, is a Mexican professional boxer who was born on 18th July 1990 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. , Álvarez is ranked as the world’s best boxer, pound for pound, by BoxRec and eighth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB) and The Ring. He is also ranked as the world’s best light middleweight by the TBRB and BoxRec, as well as ranked the best middleweight by The Ring and second by the TBRB.

Personal life

Álvarez was engaged to Marisol González, who is Miss Mexico Universe 2003 and a sports reporter for Televisa Deportes.

Total fights 51
Wins 49
Wins by KO 34
Losses 1
Draws 1

Records (main ones)/Achievement

• Currently he is the holder of WBO light middleweight title since September 2016.Records (main ones)/Achievement

• Currently he is the holder of WBO light middleweight title since September 2016

• He has held the Ring magazine and lineal middleweight titles since 2015.

• From 2011 to 2013, he held WBC light middleweight.

• He held the WBA (Unified) and Ring light middleweight titles in 2013; and the WBC middleweight title from 2015 to 2016.

• As per Boxing website BoxRec, he is the world’s best boxer pound for pound, and eighth best boxer by The Ring.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Canelo Álvarez

Does Canelo Álvarez smoke?: Not Known

Does Canelo Álvarez drink Alcohol?: Not Known

Álvarez learned horse riding in his own horse farm in his childhood, which he continues even today.

Álvarez is youngest to his all brothers, all of his brothers also are professional boxers. His brothers Ramón Álvarez and Ricardo Álvarez are welterweight boxers and Rigoberto Álvarez is former Interim WBA World Champion.

“Canelo” in Spanish Language is the masculine word for cinnamon, which is a common nickname for people with red hair.

Álvarez started Boxing when he was 13 years old. In 2004, he carried off the silver medal at the Junior Mexican National championships, held in Sinaloa.

Álvarez turned professional at the age of 15, in his first 19 months as a professional, he knocked out 11 of his 13 opponents, all of whom were significantly older to him.

In his professional career, he won 48 bout in 50 games and faced 1 loss and 1 draw.


Father- Santos Álvarez
Santos Alvarez
Mother- Ana Maria Barragán
Mother and sister of Alvarez
Brothers- Ricardo Álvarez, Ricardo Alvarez, Rigoberto Álvarez, Rigoberto Aalvarez, Ramón Álvarez, Ramón Álvarez
Sister- Ana Elda Álvarez

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