Canelo Alvarez Reveals the Real Reason Why He Doesn’t Stay Much in Mexico

Published 04/30/2021, 8:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 07: Canelo Alvarez (L) throws a left at Amir Khan during the WBC middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Canelo Alvarez is a magnetic boxing prospect. With his countless skill sets and astonishing ring management abilities, the Mexican boxer has struck every boxing fan’s eye. Moreover, a majority of his fights are held in the USA, and he also predominantly stays here. Also, with time he’s turned into a local boy. But why doesn’t he stay much in Mexico?

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Recently, in an interaction with Graham Bensinger, Alvarez gave his take on the same. He said, “Well, I have security here because of people who can be greedy, those who steal at stop lights. There’s a lot of insecurity, too much insecurity. This is why I’m not here in Mexico much anymore, because it’s not safe.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez poses with his championship belts after 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 Tom Hogan/Golden Boy/Golden Boy/Getty Images)

Ever since Canelo kicked off his pro-boxing career, he has traveled from Mexico to the USA frequently. He even has bought a house in the United States and stays here during his fights.

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Canelo Alvarez’s brother got kidnapped in 2018

In 2018, the 30-year-old was all set to confront Rocky Fielding. But ahead of that, his brother got kidnapped. Talking about it with Graham Bensinger, he said, “2018, Monday before the fight. I was informed.

“For three days, I negotiated with those assholes so that they would let him go.

“And after I negotiated, I was still thinking, imagine if this had been my daughter, my mother, my father. For me, it would have been even more difficult,” he added.

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Despite Alvarez involved in the fight promotions and interviews, he didn’t let anyone know about the same. He believes a majority of the audience feels that fighters’ lives are easy. But that’s not the case.

He asserted that there are many hardships a fighter has to go through. But overcoming all of it, Alvarez proved his mettle every time he stepped inside the ring.

Moreover, he wishes to do the same in the coming time, thus signifying his run in the coming time.

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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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