Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is a Mexican professional boxer who has such high status. The fans around the world slate him as the best middleweights in the boxing world. Well, there is a reason behind it.
- Real Name: Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan
- Birthday: July 18, 1990
- How Old : Age: 28 years old
- Place of Birth: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
- Occupation: Professional Boxer
- Estimated net worth: $100 million
Canelo Alvarez: Biography
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is his professional stage name. His real name is Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan. Born, on July 18, 1990, Alvarez originated from Guadalajara, Jalisco in Mexico. His parents are Spanish origins and raised in Juanacatlan in Jalisco.
He made his foot in the boxing path after starting the career at the age of 13. His brother made the debut as the boxer back, which is the core reason why he has the same passion as his brothers. He started his boxing career in his hometown until he recognized in the boxing world.
Saul Alvarez Personal life
His born-name was Santos Saul Alvarez. He has two brothers: Ramon and Ricardo. Both of them are boxers. He had Marisol Gonzalez an engagement and welcomed a daughter namely Emily Alvarez. But they split.
Canelo Alvarez’s parents are Santos Alvarez and Ana Maria Barragan. They have eight children, out of which seven are professional boxers including Canelo. Each member of the family involved with family business which is selling popsicles and ice cream before having boxing as their professional career.
Canelo with his family has been rooting each other in the boxing experiences. That explains why all of the boxing members in the family have quite achievements.
Alvarez is not yet married but engaged to Marisol. There are no significant updates regarding their relationship.
Boxing Career & Record
The Mexican professional boxer has a multiple-time world champion in three weight classes. He has been holding the unified WBA Super, WBC, Ring Magazine and lineal middleweight titles since September 2018. Previously, he held WBA Regular super middleweight title. But his current achievement is not surprising for most of his fans. He has dominated the world by having the WBA Unified, WBC, and Ring light middleweight titles between 2011 and 2013. Then he held the WBC, Ring, and lineal middleweight back in 2015 and 2018. Last but not least, he also held WBO Light middleweight title from 2016 to 2017.
If that is not enough for you, Alvarez is also the world’s best active boxer, pound for pound, regarding BoxRec. Meanwhile, the same statement is available in The Ring (as the third), and Boxing Writers Association of America as the eight world’s best active boxer. The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board also have the same opinion as of the other masses.
Saul Alvarez Net Worth
Saul Alvarez Net worth is $100 million. Back in May 2012, he earned a purse of $1.2 million when facing Sugar Shane Mosley and then getting another $2 million after defeating Josesito Lopez plus huge KO bonus from Golden Boy Promotion. He fought and was beaten by Mayweather on September 2013 but earned $5 million for the fight. Plus the PPV profits, he took up to $12 million. He made $5 in 2015 after defeating Miguel Cotto. He was then followed by $15-$25 million after beating Amir Khan. From 2017 to 2018, he earned a total $44 million from boxing purses, sponsors, and endorsements.
Canelo Next Fight
he will take on Daniel Jacobs in a title unification that will take place on May 4 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.