Canelo Alvarez

Canelo Alvarez
Mexican professional boxer. source- MARCA

Canelo Alvarez is a well-recognized Mexican professional boxer, who won multiple world championships in four weight classes from the light-middleweight division to the light heavyweight division.

Early life, Childhood, and Education

Talking about his early life, Canelo Alvarez was born Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán on 18 July 1990, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Besides this, Canelo is Mexican by nationality and came from a Caucasian ethnic origin. Alvarez practices the Christian religion and his zodiac sign is Cancer.

Furthermore, Alvarez is the eighth child of his father, Santos Alvarez, and his mother Ana Maria Barragan. He was raised and grew up in his childhood days with his siblings in Jalisco, Mexico.

Moreover, Canelo had 7 brothers and one sister. His brothers were named Ramón Alvarez, Ricardo Alvarez, Rigoberto Alvarez, Daniel Alvarez, Gonzalo Alvarez, Victor Alvarez, and Bryan Alvarez. Additionally, he had a sister, named Ana Elda Alvarez.

Regarding his academic qualifications, Alvarez went to some good schools for his school level of education. Later on, he enrolled in some high school, however, he dropped out of his high school education to become a boxer in 2005.

Career and Professional Life

Moving onto his professional career, Canelo Alvarez began his career as a boxer at the age of just 13. In addition, he even won the silver medal at the 2004 Junior Mexican National championships in Sinaloa, Mexico.

Afterward,  he established himself as a trainer professional boxer, Mexican boxer Ricardo Cano and won his first welterweight title on 31 August 2007.

He additionally defeated a Mexican boxer named Gabriel Martinez to win the WBA Fedecentro welterweight title on April 18, 2008.

Furthermore, Alvarez even defeated Antonio Fitch to capture the NABF as well as WBO Latino welterweight championships on 17 January 2007.

Later on in his career, on September 14, Alvarez lost his fight and recorded the first loss of his professional career against an American boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather Jr

However, after losing his height to Floyd, Alvarez training so hard and won his fight against Alfredo Angulo in the year 2014. Likewise, he won the title against a professional British boxer named Amir Khan on May 7, 2016

Additionally in his career, Alvarez won his fight against an American boxer named Daniel Jacobs to win the IBF middleweight championship. Also, he defend his WBC, WBA, The Ring, as well as lineal middleweight titles on May 4, 2019.

In recent times, Canelo is ranked as the world’s best active boxer by BoxRec, The Ring, ESPN, The TBRB, as well as the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Net worth and Salary

Focusing on his salary and net worth status, Canelo Alvarez is very much popular and successful throughout his career as a professional boxer.

Alvarez gained so much fame and recognition from all over the world and in the boxing fraternity through this, he earned a good fortune of wealth from his fantastic ongoing career.

Furthermore, Canelo’s net worth is estimated to be totaled around $140 million USD. Additionally, his current salary is estimated at around $12 million USD annually.

Moreover on his wealth, Moreover, in 2018, Alvarez signed a 5-year contract deal worth $365 million USD with Oscar De La Hoya‘s promotion brand company as well as DAZN.

Additionally, Canelo in his fight against, boxing legend,  Floyd Mayweather Jr., received a huge amount worth $12 million, and also he received a handsome amount worth $25 million USD for fighting against Amir Khan, a British professional boxer.

Rumors and Controversy

Canelo Alvarez does not involve in any sort of rumors or controversies in his personal life.

However, Alvarez is very much involved in a controversy in which when he faced a 6-month ban from fighting any match as he tested positive for founding a banned substance in his body.

This happened back in 2018 when Canelo was getting ready to fix up a rematch against Gennady Golovkin, who is a Kazakhstani professional boxer, known by his nickname GGG.

Later on, Alvarez claimed that he was innocent and unaware of it. And he told the reason for the presence of the substance in his body was meat contamination.

Personal Life and Relationship

In his personal life and relationship status, Canelo Alvarez’s current relationship status is married. He is a married man. Alvarez married his long-term girlfriend, Fernanda Gómez.

She is a well-recognized Chilean social media celebrity, model, as well as a businesswoman.

Furthermore, the love duo dated each other for a long period of time. Later on, they married in May 2021, at the venue of Guadalajara Cathedral in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Canelo Alvarez
Canelo Alvarez with his wife, Fernanda Gómez source- Revista Clase

Additionally, the couple was blessed with a beautiful child, a daughter named Maria Fernanda Alvarez born in 2018.

Prior to this, Canelo additionally had his first daughter named Emily Cinnamon Alvarez with his former girlfriend Karen Beltran born on 12 October 2005.

Afterward, he had been in a relationship with model Valeria Quiroz, and in that relationship, he welcomed his second daughter named Mia Ener Alvarez 

Additionally, Canelo had his first son named Saul Adiel Sepulveda with his ex-girlfriend and business partner Nadia Sepulveda.

As of now, Canelo and Fernanda lived happily raising their newly born daughter in Mexico, and there is no news of the duo’s separation or extramarital affairs.

Body Measurement| Height, Weight

Focusing on his body measurements, Canelo Alvarez is a professional boxer who had an athletic body a good personality, and a fine body posture.

Additionally, Alvarez stood at a perfect height of around 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall. His total body weight of around 165 lbs (75kg).

Furthermore, Canelo had a beautiful pair of brown eyes and Reddish Brown hair color. Apart from this, his other body measurements are 41-33-15 inches.

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Social Media Profile

Canelo Alvarez is very much active on all sorts of major social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Canelo has more than 6.5 million followers on his official Facebook account.

Moreover, Alvarez gained over 12.8 million followers on his Instagram profile while his Twitter account has around 1.9 million followers as of now.


Who is Canelo Alvarez?
Canelo Alvarez is a well-recognized Mexican professional boxer.

What is Canelo Alvarez’s spouse’s name?
Canelo Alvarez’s spouse’s name is Fernanda Gómez .

What is Canelo Alvarez’s nationality?
Jordan Spieth is Mexican by nationality.

Does Canelo Alvarez have children?
Jordan Spieth had four children named Saul Adiel Alvarez, Mia Ener Alvarez, Maria Fernanda Álvarez, and Emily Cinnamon Alvarez.

Quick Facts:

  • Full Name- Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán
  • Birth Place- Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Nationality- Mexican
  • Ethnicity- Caucasian
  • Profession-  Boxer
  • Started career- As a Boxer
  • Height- 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)
  • Body Measurements- 41-33-15 inches
  • Relationship Status- Married
  • Spouse- Fernanda Gómez
  • Children- 4
  • Social Media- Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

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