Birth Place: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico ( July 18, 1990)
Record: 56-1-2 (38 KOs)
Height: 5’9 (175 cm)
Reach: 70 1/2 in (179 cm)
Weight Class/Classes: Super Middleweight, Welterweight, Light Middleweight, Middleweight, Light Heavyweight
P4P Ranking: #1
Saul Canelo Alvarez, a Mexican fan favorite who was born on July 18, 1990 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, hails from a boxing family. He is the youngest of eight children, with seven of his brothers being professional boxers. Because of his red hair, he was given the moniker Canelo.
He began training at the age of 13 after witnessing his brother’s debut. Within a year, he was a silver medalist. Canelo had to mature quickly due to his modest roots. That’s why he’s been so concerned with every element of his profession, both inside and outside the ring.
Alvarez has described himself as modest and reticent when it comes to his personal life. He’s successfully handled his image and public appearances, and he’s now the most well-known Latino fighter in the world.
From the start of his professional career, Alvarez shown that he was a good boxer, winning fight after fight. He defeated boxers like Miguel Vázquez and Francisco Villanueva, but drew with Jorge Juarez. On August 31, 2007, he won his first professional Championship by beating Mexican boxer Ricardo Cano to claim the ‘Jalisco’ welterweight belt. On March 14, 2008, he successfully defended his championship against Mexican boxer Francisco Villanueva.
Alvarez continued his winning ways, and on Jan 17, 2009, he defeated Antonio Fitch to capture the NABF & WBO Latino welterweight belts. On Feb 21, 2009, he defeated Euri González to retain the NABF and WBO Latino welterweight championships.
- Vs Amir Khan – May 7, 2016 (W, RD6, KO)
- Vs Miguel Cotto – Nov 21, 2015 (W, UD)
- Vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. – Sep 14, 2013 (L, MD)
- Vs GGG 2 – Sep. 15, 2018 (W, MD)
- Vs Daniel Jacobs – May 4, 2019 (W, UD)
- Vs Sergey Kovalev – Nov. 2, 2019 (W, RD11, KO)
CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS HELD
WBA super welterweight, WBC super welterweight, WBO super welterweight, Ring super welterweight, WBA middleweight, WBC middleweight (x2), IBF middleweight, Ring middleweight (x2), WBC super middleweight, WBO super middleweight, Ring super middleweight, WBO light heavyweight
Awards & Recognition