Mexico’s biggest boxing star Canelo Alvarez has been making the rounds in the game of boxing. The skillful star has created his own unique boxing identity, making himself a prominent figure in the World of Boxing. He made his professional debut in 2005 and was ranked No 43 on the Forbes list of the World’s Highest-paid athlete in 2017.

Alvarez is a professional boxer from Mexico; he has won several championship titles and has fought with top champions. He is the Ring magazine middleweight titleholder since 2015 as well as WBA titleholder. Canelo has also won the light middleweight world championship for two consecutive times and currently, he is named the world’s best active boxer, pound for pound by BoxRec.

Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the skillful boxer below.

Bio (Age)

Born as Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco in Mexico on July 18, 1990, Alvarez’s parents are of Spanish origins and he was raised in Juanacatlan in Jalisco. He started his boxing career at the age of 13 after watching his brother make his professional debut as a boxer. Alvarez participated in the junior Mexican National boxing championships in 2004, finishing at the second position. He also won the championship title in 2005 when he was just fifteen years old.

Professional Career

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Alvarez with Floyd Mayweather

Canel Alvarez made his professional debut in 2005 after dropping out of high school to participate in the professional championships. The great boxer in his first 19 months as a professional boxer recorded 11 wins out of 13 fights with opponents who were far older than him. Later on, Alvarez recorded his third official bout win over Miguel Vazquez IBF lightweight champion in 2006 and also recorded the same victory in a rematch two years later.

Since the inception of his career, Alvarez has recorded more than 49 wins out of 52 professional contests both locally and internationally and has won four championship belts including the WBC Junior Welterweight Gongs and NABF championship. He has fought with bigger champions including Floyd Mayweather Jr., Austin Trout, Josesito Lopez, Shane Mosley, Gennady Golovkin, Amir Khan, and Kermit Cintron among others.


Parents (Family)

Canelo Alvarez’s parents are Ana Maria Barragan and Santos Alvarez. They have eight children, out of which seven are professional boxers including Canelo and a daughter Ana Alvarez. Since they were children, Canelo and his other siblings were actively involved in their family business. They sell popsicles and ice cream before they ventured into boxing.

In 2008, the six brothers namely, Rigoberto, Gonzalo, Daniel, Ramon, Ricardo, Victor, Daniel, and Canelo as their youngest were featured in a record-breaking contest in Zapopan, Jalisco where the seven of them featured in a boxing competition. However, some of his brothers won their opponents while others lost but the two that were outstanding were Canelo and Rigoberto who is twelve years older than Canelo.

Subsequently, in 2010, Rigoberto became the first in his family to win a title, he won the interim light middleweight belt and one year later Canelo surpassed his brother’s record after he won the light middleweight title in 2011.

Canelo and his family have been very supportive of each other and have been moving up the ladder together. Just like Canelo and Rigoberto, Ramon and Ricardo have also recorded successes in boxing. Ricardo has joined the line of business while Ramon has continued to try his luck in winning the world title. Their other siblings, Victor, Daniel, Gonzalo and their only sister Ana are also running various businesses. His father still runs their family business while his mother Ana takes good care of their home.

Wife/Girlfriend

Canelo Alvarez has been so outstanding and has caught the heart of many ladies. Despite being an unbeatable boxer Alvarez has also been in a few relationships till date. He has been engaged to a diva named Marisol Gonzalez, a high profile reporter for Televisa. Marisol was crowned Miss Mexico Universe in 2003 and the couple has been together for a long while now. Also, Canelo has a daughter from his previous relationship and his daughter’s name is Emily Alvarez.

Currently, Alvarez is not yet married but engaged to Marisol and we hope they take a step further to seal their love in a marital bliss soon.

Body Measurements: Height / Weight

Canelo Alvarez is very young, masculine, sexy, and energetic. He has a well-built body structure which is definitely what every lady wants in a man. He is very tall, standing at 5 feet 9 inches. Canelo weighs 75 kg and has the body measurements (Chest, Waist, and Biceps) of 41-33-15 inches.

Canelo Alvarez’s Net Worth

The amazing star has been outstanding since the beginning of his boxing career and he has amassed a lot of wealth from grand matches and other endorsements. He has signed endorsement deals with big brands including Everlast, Under Armour, and Tecate. Canelo is ranked the 92nd richest boxer in the world and he is currently living a lavish lifestyle with his daughter and fiancée.

However, Canelo Alvarez has the net worth of $23 million. He signed to the Golden Boy roaster since 2010 and has remained the company’s most valuable asset to date. He drives a Ferrari and also has other cars such as Audi R8 Spider, Lamborghini, Mercedes Benz G63 AMG, and Mustang just to mention a few.

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Quick Facts about Canelo Alvarez / Wiki

Birth Name: Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan

Nickname: Canelo

Date of Birth: July 18, 1990

Birth City: Guadalajara, Mexico

Birth Sign: Cancer

Nationality: Mexican

Ethnicity: Mixed

Education: N/A

Profession: Professional Boxer

Height: 5 feet 9 inches

Weight: 75 Kg

Body Measurements: 41-33-15 inches

Marital Status: married

Spouse: Marisol Gonzalez

Children: 1 (Emily Cinnamon Alvarez)

Net Worth: $23 million

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