Canelo Alvarez Biography, Real Name, Age, Height, Weight and More

Santos Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez Barragán is a Mexican professional boxer. He has won multiple world championships in four weight classes from light middleweight to light heavyweight, including unified titles in three of those weight classes and lineal titles in two.

Name Canelo Alvarez
Real Name Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan
Date of Birth July 18, 1990
Age 32 years old
Birthplace Guadalajara, Mexico
Height 175 cm
Weight 79 kg
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Childhood & Early Life
  • Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán was born on July 18, 1990, in the outskirts of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He was the youngest of the eight children of his parents. He has six brothers and one sister. He mentioned in an interview that his family originally hails from Los Reyes, Michoacán.
  • When he was 5 years old, his family shifted to their present home in Juanacatlán, Jalisco. He followed in the footsteps of his older brother, Rigoberto Álvarez, into boxing. All other brothers of Álvarez also forayed into professional boxing. Two of his brothers are welterweight boxers Ramón Álvarez and Ricardo Álvarez.
  • Álvarez learned horseback riding while growing up. His nickname, “Canelo,” is the masculine word for cinnamon in Spanish.


  • Álvarez ventured into boxing at around 13 years of age and eventually won the silver medal at the ‘Junior Mexican National’ championships held in 2004 in Sinaloa. He then emerged as the 2005 ‘Junior Mexican National Boxing’ champion. Shortly after this, he turned professional.
  • From the very beginning of his professional career, Álvarez proved to be a skilled boxer, playing and winning matches one after the other. He won against players such as Miguel Vázquez and Francisco Villanueva but drew against Jorge Juarez. His first professional title win came when he beat Mexican boxer Ricardo Cano to clinch the ‘Jalisco’ welterweight title on August 31, 2007. He succeeded in retaining the title against Mexican boxer Francisco Villanueva on March 14, 2008.
  • On April 18, 2008, he won the ‘WBA Fedecentro’ welterweight title, beating Mexican boxer Gabriel Martinez. He then continued to retain the title, beating Argentinean boxer Carlos Adán Jerez on August 2, 2008, and Colombian boxer Raúl Pinzón on December 5, 2008.
  • Álvarez continued his winning spree, and on January 17, 2009, he won the ‘NABF’ and the ‘WBO Latino’ welterweight titles, defeating Mexican boxer Antonio Fitch. Following this, he beat Dominican Republic boxer Euri González, to retain the ‘NABF’ and the ‘WBO Latino’ welterweight titles on February 21, 2009. He then managed to retain the ‘NABF’ welterweight title on several other occasions, such as in the matches against Brazilian boxer Jefferson Gonçalo (on June 6, 2009) and US boxer Brian Camechis (on March 6, 2010).
  • Meanwhile, he won the ‘WBC Youth’ welterweight title, beating Russian boxer Marat Khuzeev on August 8, 2009. He retained the title fighting against Argentinean boxer Carlos Herrera on September 15, 2009.
  • He added another feather on his cap by winning the ‘WBC Silver’ light middleweight title against Argentinean boxer Luciano Leonel Cuello on July 10, 2010. He defended the title in a match against former ‘WBC’ welterweight champion Argentinean boxer Carlos Baldomir (on September 18, 2010) and also against South African boxer Lovemore N’dou, a former world champion (on December 4, 2010).
  • Following this, he won the vacant ‘WBC’ light middleweight title, beating ‘European Boxing Union’ (EBU) welterweight champion British boxer Matthew Hatton on March 5, 2011. He successfully defended the title several times, in matches against British boxer Ryan Rhodes (on June 18, 2011), Mexican boxer Alfonso Gómez (on September 17, 2011), and US boxer Josesito López (on September 15, 2012).
  • Álvarez then continued to retain the ‘WBC’ light middleweight title and won the ‘WBA (Unified)’ and the vacant ‘The Ring’ light middleweight titles, defeating US boxer Austin Trout on April 20, 2013.
  • On September 14, 2013, Álvarez, rated as the “numero uno” light middleweight and the unified ‘WBC/WBA’ “regular” champion by ‘The Ring’ magazine, faced US boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. With their respective belts on the line, Álvarez lost the ‘WBA (Unified),’ the ‘WBC,’ and ‘The Ring’ light middleweight titles. This also marked the first loss of Álvarez in his professional career.

Net Worth

When it comes to his net worth, he has made a huge amount of wealth from his boxing career. As of 2021, he has an approximate net worth of $140 million US dollars.

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Emily Cinnamon Alvarez is mainly remembered as the daughter of Mexican professional boxer Canelo Alvarez. Cinnamon Alvarez has been seen with her father at a number of events. The father and the young child appear to have a very close relationship. She was born in Mexico in November of 2007 and raised there as well. She is a Mexican born under the sign of Sagittarius. She is fifteen years old (as in the year 2022). 1.6 m tall and weighs around 54 kg.

Emily Cinnamon Alvarez is a famous child. She has gained a lot of popularity because of her sweet and kind nature. She has two nicknames: one given to her by her father, My Little Princess, and one given to her by the media, Cinnamon. Emily Cinnamon Álvarez is a horse lover.

Relationship Status

For a while, he was engaged to Marisol González, a Mexican TV personality, actor, and ‘Miss Mexico Universe. Alvarez married Fernanda Gómez, his lifelong lover, in a ceremony at the Guadalajara Cathedral in Guadalajara, Mexico, in May 2021.

Also, he is the father of three daughters and one son, each of whom has a different mother.

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