Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán, popularly known as Canelo Alvarez & Saúl Álvarez, is a Mexican professional boxer. Check out his boxing record.
Canelo Alvarez : Age | Record | Boxrec | Fight | Wife
Álvarez turned professional at 15, shortly after his championship at the Junior Nationals, because his trainers at the time, father-and-son team Chepo and Eddy Reynoso, were unable to find suitable junior opponents for him.
In his first 19 months as a professional, he knocked out eleven of his 13 documented opponents, all of whom were significantly older.
However, the elder Reynoso stated in 2013 that Álvarez had fought ten more times in that span, winning all ten by knockout (KO), but that these fights (all in small venues in the Mexican state of Nayarit) were so poorly documented that it was not worth the trouble to seek to have the record corrected. This means that his actual record is 67–2–2 with 49 knockouts.
His weight fluctuated in his three years as a professional including two documented fights within the light welterweight limit of 140 lbs before he settled in the welterweight division at 147 lbs.
In an interview, Álvarez explained that he was born on the outskirts of Guadalajara, Jalisco, but his family is originally from Los Reyes, Michoacán.
|Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán
|5 ft 8+1⁄2 in (174 cm)
|70+1⁄2 in (179 cm)
|18 July 1990
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
At the age of five, his family moved to their current home of Juanacatlán, Jalisco.
Growing up on his family’s farm, he learned horseback riding, which he continues today.
Álvarez is the youngest of eight children, seven of them boys; all of his brothers also became professional boxers.
Among his brothers are welterweight boxers Ramón Álvarez, Ricardo Álvarez and former WBA interim world champion, Rigoberto Álvarez.
Canelo Alvarez record
Álvarez’s third official bout of his career was a win over future IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vázquez on 20 January 2006, in his home town of Guadalajara, Jalisco. On 28 June 2008, Álvarez defeated Vázquez again in a rematch.
|Wins by KO
He also made world history on that fight card when he and all six of his brothers fought on the same night, with Canelo being the youngest.
The only downside was that three of them failed to win their pro debuts.
The other four more experienced brothers won. On 6 March 2010, he got a crushing third-round KO over Brian Camechis in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas.
Álvarez then defeated José Cotto on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Shane Mosley to retain his WBC-NABF welterweight title.
Álvarez is known as an excellent counterpuncher, being able to exploit openings in his opponents’ guards while avoiding punches with head and body movement. He is also known as a formidable body puncher.
Canelo Alvarez Boxrec
Álvarez was in line as mandatory challenger for the winner of the vacant WBC light middleweight title bout between Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito, however, Pacquiao who was the victor, wrote to the WBC stating he had no intention of defending the title and it was declared vacant.
On 5 March 2011, Álvarez defeated European welterweight champion Matthew Hatton via unanimous decision, for the vacant WBC light middleweight belt.
The bout was televised on HBO and took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Álvarez was docked a point in the seventh round, which was uniformly scored 9–9, for hitting after the break.
All three ringside judges scored the bout 119–108 in favor of Álvarez, who landed 47% of his 626 punches, including 53% of his power shots. Hatton connected with just 25% of his 546 total blows in a fight that averaged 1.4 million viewers on HBO.
Álvarez successfully defended his newly awarded WBC title against #4 ranked Ring light middleweight and current European light middleweight champion Ryan Rhodes.
Álvarez defeated Rhodes via TKO in the twelfth round on 18 June 2011, in Guadalajara, Jalisco. The fight averaged 1.6 million viewers on HBO.
After years of being patient, boxing fans will finally get to see the trilogy fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin.
The bout will be taking place on September 17. The fight will take place inside the T-Mobile Arena, just like the last two bouts between the two.
Canelo made his pro debut in 2005. A four-division champion, Canelo has beaten a who’s who of fighters, including Shane Mosley, Josesito Lopez, Miguel Cotto, and Amir Khan. After losing to Floyd Mayweather in 2013, Canelo has gone 15-1-1.
Canelo unified the super-middleweight division in just 11 months. His last win was over IBF super-middleweight champion Caleb Plant last November.
In May, Canelo competed for a light-heavyweight title for just the second time in his career. Facing Dmitry Bivol, Canelo lost via unanimous decision.
Golovkin made his pro debut in 2006. He became WBA (first interim, then official) middleweight champion in 2010 and IBO champion in 2011. The king of the middleweights beat the likes of David Lemieux, Kell Brook, and Daniel Jacobs before facing Canelo.
Today Canelo Álvarez is married to Fernanda Gomez. Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico on June 22nd in 1996, Gomez is a model, businesswoman and social media influencer with more than 1 million followers on Instagram.
The owner nail salons and stores in Guadalajara, Mexico, Gomez has a current net worth of $20 million. In terms of how they met, Canelo and Fernanda first crossed paths at an OMB Gala in October of 2016.
It is understood, that during those initial times the relationship was not stable and in keeping with that the couple would actually separate just a year later in 2017.
They would later return to each other in 2018 and would soon welcome the birth of their daughter, Maria Fernanda Álvarez.
The now happy couple, would later marry on the 15th of May 2022 in a lavish ceremony just a few short days after Canelo defeated Billy Joe Saunders for the WBO middleweight title.
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