Canelo Alvarez Mourns the Death of Mexican Music Legend Vincente Fernández

Published 12/13/2021, 6:00 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez during his unanimous decision win over Daniel Jacobs in their middleweight unification fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Canelo Alvarez mourns the death of legendary Mexican singer Vicente Fernández. Fernández was a Mexican icon who also appeared in more than 35 movies and sold over 65 million albums in his career.

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Being a proud Mexican, Canelo was a huge fan of Fernández and his music. Following his death on Sunday, Canelo posted an Instagram photo alongside the singer and penned an emotional message for Fernández.

 

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“Thank you for always being an inspiration in my life and for accompanying me on every outing in the ring. You marked a whole country and we will always remember you with great affection and respect. Rest in peace, my friend.” Canelo said.

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How did Vicente Fernández pass away?

Vicente Fernández, also known as ‘The King of Rancheras’ passed away at the age of 81. The legendary Mexican singer had been hospitalized for four months after suffering a fall at his ranch in Los Tres Potrillos, on the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico.

To further aggravate the situation, the singer suffered from Guillain-Barré syndrome. The syndrome is a rare disorder in which your body’s immune system attacks your nerves.

Canelo Alvarez’s next fight

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Saul Canelo Alvarez will take on the WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu. Following his historic fight against Caleb Plant, Canelo Alvarez is chasing history yet again as he looks to become a five-weight world champion.

Nov 6, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Canelo Alvarez celebrates after knocking out Caleb Plant (not pictured) during their undisputed super middleweight world championship boxing match at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

He will become the only Mexican to ever hold world titles in five divisions, and he will join a list of just six boxers that have held a world title in five divisions or more. Canelo looks to permanently etch his name in the history books as one of the greatest.

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It will be interesting to see how Canelo will fare at Cruiserweight since he has never fought at that weight class. Although he will carry his power into this weight, will he be able to retain his speed and head movement after packing on the extra pounds?

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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