Canelo Alvarez Biography
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Canelo Alvarez is a Mexican professional boxer whose name comes among a few of the elite players. Read the full article to know his net worth, wife, salary, and height.

Alvarez started his boxing career in 2005 and never looked back since then. In the first nineteen months of him being a professional, he won 11 out of 13 fights knocking out his opponents.

Being well known for his excellent counterpunches, he can exploit his opponents within minutes. He can avoid punches from the rivals with quick body movements.

“Cinnamon” is a versatile boxer as he has won championships in four different categories from light-middleweight to light heavyweight. His overall boxing career includes a total of 60 fights. He has won 57 fights, lost one, and two of them were drawn.

Recently he became the number one boxer in the pound for pound ranking by The Ring and Boxing Writers Association of America. He received the title after winning a splendid fight against the undefeated IBF champion Caleb Plant. Alvarez defeated Plant by eleventh-round technical knockout and became the very first undisputed champion.

He was also declared the second-best Mexican boxer of all-time pound for pound by BoxRec boxing’s elite.

Canelo Alvarez’s details

Full Name Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán
Nickname Canelo (“Cinnamon”)
Born July, 18,1990

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Debut 2005
Height 171 cm
Weight 76 kg
Age 31
Birthplace Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Religion Christianity
Nationality Mexican
Net Worth $140 million
Marital Status Married
Father name Santos Álvarez
Mother name Ana Maria Barragán
Salary $40 million
Twitter Handle @Canelo
Instagram Handle @canelo


Alvarez is just 31. He has achieved so much and can go a long way in his MMA career.

Canelo Alvarez’s Net worth and Salary

The 31-year-old is worth $140 million with an estimated salary of $40 million. He earns a huge amount of money through endorsement deals. In 2012, he got associated with the clothing brand.

Under Armour. Alvarez wore the brand’s garments in many of his fights. He also made a deal with Everlast company. Currently, he is endorsed by an alcohol company Henessy.

Saul Canelo Alvarez
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Canelo has a modest height of 171 cm. Though he is not too tall, he has quick reflexes.


After dating for a long time, Alvarez tied the knot with Fernanda Gomez in May 2021. They had a grand wedding reception in Mexico, where they vowed to live happily with each other.


The actual name of the Mexican boxer is Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan. He is widely known as “Canelo” in the boxing world. “Canelo” is a short form of the Spanish word “Caneloito” that means “little cinnamon”. People call him by this nickname because of his red hair color and freckles.

Recent News about Canelo Alvarez

The month of November came up with huge success for Canelo Alvarez. He became the undisputed super-middleweight champion. The Jalisco native was able to defeat Caleb Plant. Now his main focus is his next fight. He will devise a plan for his next encounters with his manager Eddy Reynoso. However, Alvarez’s trainer considers David Benavidez, Jermall Charlo, Dmitry Bi, vol, and Artur Beterbiev for his upcoming fights.

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