Canelo Alvarez is no ordinary personality; he is one of the biggest boxing stars of Mexico who has been making his fame in game of boxing. In the world of boxing, he created his unique identity with his signature moves. In the year 2005 he made his professional move and in the year 2017 Forbes List of the World’s Highest-Paid Athletes he ranked in 43rd position.
Canelo Alvarez has won many championship titles and fought with several renowned boxing champions. He is a professional boxer from Mexico. Since the year 2015, he holds the title of WBA and Ring Magazine Middleweight titleholder. Consecutively he won Light Middleweight World Championship, and according to Pound by Pound by BoxRec, he is honored with the world’s best active boxer.
Have a quick read on the following comprehensive blog on Canelo Alvarez including all his professional and personal life details.
Biography of Canelo Alvarez and his Age
In the year 1990 of July 18th Canelo Alvarez was born in Mexico (Guadalajara, Jalisco) and his birth name was Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan. He was raised in Juanacatlan in Jalisco by his Spanish parents. At the age of 13, he started his boxing career inspired by his elder brother who made the debut in a professional boxing career. In the year 2014, he also participated in junior Mexican National boxing championships and won the tournament in the second position. In the year 2005, he won the title championship at just the age of 15 years.
Professional career of Canelo Alvarez
In the year 2005 Canelo Alvarez made his professional debut, and for that, he also dropped out from high school so he can participate in a professional championship. In his first 19 months of a professional boxing career, he recorded 11 achievements out of 13 matches that included the opponents who were much older than him. In the year 2006, he also completed his third win in IBF lightweight champion against Miguel Vazquez. Again, two years later he won again in a rematch.
Since the start of his professional boxing career, Alvarez has participated in more than 50 professional matches and out which he won 49 games. Also, both internationally and locally he won four championship belts which also includes NABF championship and WBC Junior Welterweight Gongs. He also confronted some of the most prominent players of the game like Kermit Cintron, Amir Khan, Gennady Golovkin, Shane Mosley, Josesito Lopez, Austin Trout, Floyd Mayweather Jr, and many others.
Parents and Family of Canelo Alvarez
Ana Maria Barragan (mother) and Santos Alvarez (father) are the parents of Canelo Alvarez. Together they have eight children and among these eight seven of their children are professional boxers including their daughter Ana Alvarez and Canelo Alvarez. Since childhood, all of Alvarez’s children were closely involved in the family business. They sell ice creams and popsicles before they all found their career interest in professional boxing.
In the year 2008, all seven brothers from Alvarez family featured in the boxing competition, and six of among them included, Canelo, Daniel, Victor, Ricardo, Gonzalo, Rigoberto were also included in the record-breaking championship of Zapopan, Jalisco. Some of the brothers lost their game, but others won against their match opponents. However, Rigoberto and Canelo were outstanding among their siblings.
Moreover, Rigoberto was the first in the family who won the championship title in the year 2010. He recorded the win of Interim Light Middleweight Belt and one year later in 2011 Canelo outdid his brother record after winning the Light Middleweight Title.
Canelo Alvarez and his family have motivated each other and been very supportive as they all started moving up the ladder altogether. Ricardo and Ramon, just like their other two brothers Rigoberto and Canelo also recorded their success in professional boxing. Ramon still trying to win his title in World Championship, while Ricardo joined their family business and pursue boxing purely as his interest. The other siblings of Alvarez family Ana, Gonzalo, Daniel, and Victor are also independently running their business as well pursuing boxing as an interest. Canelo’s mother is a housewife and happy to take care of her home while his father is still a part of their family business.
Body Measurement of Canelo Alvarez (Weight and Height)
Canelo Alvarez is always very energetic, sexy, masculine, and young. He is still regarded as a lady’s man and has a well-built structure of the body. He stands at a height of 5 feet and 9 inches, which is an average height of a boxer. According to his height, he weighs 75 Kgs. His Chest is 41 inches, waist is 33 inches, and Biceps is 15 inches.
Girlfriend or Wife of Canelo Alvarez
Canelo is always admired among ladies and has been the heartthrob for many. To date, he has been into several relationships while pursuing his professional boxing career. He has been engaged in Televisa’s high profile report, Marisol Gonzalez. In the year 2003, she was also crowned as Miss Mexico, and for a long while, the couple is seeing each other. Canelo from his past relationship also has a daughter, and her name is Emily Alvarez.
As of now, Canelo is not married, however, he engaged to Marisol and soon we hope he will take a step forward and seal their relationship on the altar.
The net worth of Canelo Alvarez
Since the beginning of his professional boxing career, he has showcased outstanding performance. He accumulated enormous wealth from various endorsements from big brands like Tecate, Under Armour, Everlast and many others as well as from grand matches and international championships. In the world, he is ranked as 92nd richest boxer, and he lives a lavished lifestyle with his daughter and current girlfriend.
Currently, he has a net worth of approximately $23 million. Since 2010 he is a part of Golden Boy Roaster and considered one of the most valuable assets to the company. He has many luxury sports cars but specifically drives Ferrari. He also owns Mustang, Mercedes Benz G63, Lamborghini, Audi R8 Spider, and others.