Who Is Canelo Alvarez’s Dad, Santos Alvarez?

Published 12/30/2021, 8:30 AM EST
Nov 6, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Canelo Alvarez (gold/white trunks) knocks down Caleb Plant (white/gray trunks) during their undisputed super middleweight world championship boxing match at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports


Among countless boxing stalwarts of the modern era, Canelo Alvarez has made a place of his own. The p4p great enjoyed a terrific growth in the sport in the past few years. That said, he’s a true household name of boxing, who still shows enough capabilities to trace a decorated pathway ahead.

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The world knows who Canelo Alvarez is and what impact he’s had on this side of combat sports. However, how much do you know about his father, Santos Alvarez? Do you know about the undisputed super-middleweight champ’s family background and more?

Canelo’s mother’s name is Ana Maria Barragan, whereas his father’s name is Santos Alvarez.

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For the boxing world, we know the Mexican fighter as ‘Canelo’. However, his actual name is Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan.

Few know his full name, and fans often like to remember the p4p great as ‘Canelo‘ only.

The actual nationality of Ana Maria Barragan is unknown.

 

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Canelo’s father, Santos Alvarez’s nationality, is unknown too. Since the boxing icon was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, we can expect that his father probably holds a Mexican nationality.

Saul Alvarez doesn’t post frequently about his family. Regardless of that, he often spends a substantial amount of time with them when he’s not training. Having said it, Canelo enjoys keeping his personal time-limited to himself.

What nationality does Canelo Alvarez hold?

Canelo comes from the beautiful land of Mexico, which has given some high-profile stars to the sport of boxing.

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May 8, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Boxer Canelo Alvarez celebrates defeating Billy Joe Saunders during a super middleweight boxing title fight at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

He was born on July 18, 1990, in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Canelo is a pride of his country, and after all of his boxing wins, he looks to raise the Mexican flag inside the boxing ring.

Without a doubt, Canelo is a modern-day great, and one of the finest technicians to have come out of Mexico.

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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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