Canelo Alvarez will battle for the undisputed super middleweight crown in his upcoming bout against Caleb Plant. Ahead of this intriguing title clash, here are five fascinating facts about Canelo Alvarez.
Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán is the real name of the Mexican fighter. The name he is famous for, Canelo, is his nickname.
Canelo in Spanish is the masculine word for cinnamon, which is a common nickname for people with red hair.
Canelo had 10 more pro fights in his first 19 professional months. However, the bookkeeping at smaller venues in the state of Nayarit, near Jalisco were poorly documented.
It was revealed by one of Canelo's coaches, who is the renowned boxing coach Eddy Reynoso's father, Chepo Reynoso. As of October 2021, his record should have been 66–1–2 instead of 56-1-2.
Canelo enjoys playing golf so much that he has often revealed he would play golf every day in retirement.
Canelo is also a boxing promoter in Mexico. His promotion company, 'Canelo Promotions,' was established in 2010, and his business partners are his trainers, father-and-son team Chepo and Eddy Reynoso.