His birth name is Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan. He is a famous professional boxer in Mexico and was recently ranked as the world’s best active boxer. He is well known to possess unique skills in boxing such as avoiding punches with his head and body movement as well. He uses his knee to strike his opponent to the ribs. Today, let us learn more about the career, biography and net worth of Canelo Alvarez in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Canelo Alvarez was born in 1990, Guadalajara in Mexico. The renowned boxer is from a Mexican ethnicity. He learned horseback riding at a young age after his parents relocated to Juanacatlan. He is the youngest among his seven brothers. His brothers who are professional boxers inspired him to get into boxing. His brothers Ramon Alverez and Ricardo Alvarez are welterweight boxers while Rigoberto Alvarez is an interim WBA World Champion.
He was engaged with the former Miss Mexico Universe in 2010. However, in 2012, they separated, and Canelo was rumored to hang out with other women like Cynthia Rodriguez, and Nelda Sepulveda. He is currently in a relationship with Fernanda Gomez whom he met at OMB Gala.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Canelo was born into a sports family. After watching his brothers fight, he decided and believed that his dream to become a boxer is finally becoming real. At the age of thirteen, he developed a passion and chose boxing as his career. He won the silver medal for his significant performance at the junior Mexican national championship.
At the age of fifteen, his career became successful as he was awarded the title of 2005 Junior Mexican National Boxing Champion held in Tuxtla Gutierrez. In 19 months after taking boxing professionally, he defeated 11 out of 13 opponents.
Canelo Alvarez has fought against prominent people in the boxing field such as Leonel Cuello, Carlos Baldomir, Mathey Hatton, Ryan Rhodes, Alfonso Gomez, and many others. In his early years, his combative technique helped him defeat the IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez and take the NABF and WBA titles.
He also over overpowered his opponent Brit Mathew Hatton to win the WBC title and became famous in the boxing field. His fight against the well-known boxer May Weather was a global fight as it earned over 2 million views, but unfortunately, he was defeated.
In a short span of time, Canelo Alvarez has won so many titles and at the same time achieving so much in the boxing industry; he has won 49 fights out of the 52 that he engaged in. His extraordinary skills made him be ranked on the list of world’s best light middleweight. He is also termed as the best active boxer by the BoxRec.
Net Worth & Earnings
His career as a boxer has made him amass a lot of wealth over the past years. The primary source of his income is earnings from boxing with different fighters. He was ranked number 43 in the Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid sports person. He also has other endorsements that give him millions of cash. He has an estimated net worth of $25 million.
The name Canelo is a well-known name in the world of boxing. Through his techniques, he has garnered many fans that gather to watch him fight every time that he has a match. He also has a heart of giving back to needy as he has donated more than $1 million to help in charity works such as the time of the Mexico earthquake.