Canelo Alvarez Recalls Abuse From Siblings on Mike Tyson’s Podcast: ‘They Always Tried to Beat Me’

Published 03/18/2021, 9:56 AM EDT


There are only a handful of boxers today who can match the paramount stardom of Canelo Alvarez. The Mexican boxer has hit the right chords to captivate the attention of millions of boxing fans. Right from his debut until today, Alvarez has only improved as a ferocious and dominant boxer who has drawn several eyeballs to his bouts.

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When looking at him now, fans wouldn’t assume that he used to be on the receiving end of things whilst growing up in Mexico. But that was the case as Alvarez had to face substantial abuse from his siblings.

In Mike Tyson‘s Hotboxin podcast, the 30-year-old shed some light on this pertaining juncture. Responding to Henry Cejudo‘s question on whether he’s the youngest in his family, Alvarez said:

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“I’m the youngest.”

“They (siblings) always tried to beat me and laugh off me and everything I need to do something.” 

Canelo is the youngest of eight siblings in the Alvarez family. Being the youngest child in the family has its own pros and cons, and Alvarez experienced both sides of the spectrum. In the above podcast, Canelo revealed that all of his siblings were into pro-boxing.

Back then, nobody ever expected him to go this far. But the latter defied the odds and shut his naysayers to become one of the most exemplary prospects from Mexico and predominantly his family.

The Guadalajara native has hung around the sport for nearly two decades and has fairly proved his mettle. With every fight, Alvarez has unleashed his best version in front of the boxing fraternity.

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Is Canelo Alvarez the biggest modern-era boxer?

There are countless bigwig boxers present today, but Saul Alvarez has stood out. With a staggering track-record of 55 wins and just 1 loss, Canelo has overcome all the prolific challenges in his career.

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SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 1: Canelo Alvarez, former WBC & WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, trains during an open workout at the House of Boxing Gym July 1, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

In his last fight, Alvarez battered the Turkish pugilist, Avni Yildirim, to defend his WBC and WBA super-middleweight titles. Moving ahead, he’ll touch gloves with the WBO super-middleweight champ, Billy Joe Saunders, in his next outing on May 8.

Canelo wishes to remain active this year and vanquish any and everyone from his pathway of greatness. It’ll be intriguing to see what he comes up with to tackle the undefeated Brit on May 8.

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What is your favorite highlight of Alvarez’s prolonged career?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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