Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán or as he’s more commonly know, Canelo Alvarez is a Mexican professional boxer hailing from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He is by far one of the most popular boxers in the world right now and sits at #1 for pound-for-pound fighters in the Ring Magazine and on the TBRB rankings. Furthermore, he sits at #2 on ESPN rankings.
He has held multiple world titles in different weight groups over the course of his career and is the current Unified WBA (Super), WBC (Franchise) Ring magazine and lineal middleweight champion, and WBA (Regular) super middleweight champion.
Canelo’s interest in the sport came at a very early age when he saw his brother Rigoberto training. Canelo turned professional as a 15-year-old and as a result, there is not much information about his amateur career. However, he did win the Junior Mexican National Championships in 2004, and the Junior Mexican National Boxing Championships in 2005.
His first professional fight was at 15 when he took on Abraham Gonzalez and beat him via TKO in the fourth round. The super-star has not looked back since. He has gone on to hold 11 titles, past and present.
As per BoxRec, Canelo Alvarez’s professional record stands at a staggering 54-1-2. The self-proclaimed face of boxing won 36 of those 54 fights via knockout, which gives him a knockout percentage of 63%.
Canelo has also had many famous fights against champions and legends over the years. The Mexican has defended his belts against the likes of Shane Mosley, Josesito Lopez, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
In 2019, Canelo followed in the steps of a few others and became a 4-division world champion by beating Sergey Kovalev.
In December 2020, Canelo beat Callum Smith to become the WBA super-middleweight champion. Thus setting things up nicely for 2021. He has since called for unification fights in 2021, with a plan of becoming undisputed.
With the rapid rise in fame, Canelo never forgot his roots and has done a lot of social work for his local community. His biggest act of charity came when he donated $1 million to the earthquake victims in Mexico just one week after his famous fight against Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin.
He has also donated $26,500 to a children’s cancer hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico. And has even publicly reached out to other children’s organizations and offered to help them.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Canelo Alvarez has a net worth of $140 million in 2021. His primary source of earning comes from boxing and his net worth was boosted with the 5-year deal he signed with DAZN and Golden Boy Promotions.
In 2017, the champion signed a $365 million deal with the company. Out of the contract, he earned a total of $135 million and subsequently got into a legal dispute with his team.
Some of his fight purses over the years have been, Sugar Shane Mosley: $1.2 million, Josesito Lopez: $2 million, Floyd Mayweather: $12 million, Miguel Cotto: $5 million, Amir Khan: $25 million, Gennady Golovkin I: $40 million, Gennady Golovkin II: $30 million.
However, if Canelo is to fight the big unification fights in 2021, his net worth will rise exponentially.
Being such a famous athlete has its perks for Canelo. The fighter has entered into many endorsements over the course of his career. He started his association with Under Armour in 2012 and has worn the company’s garments and gear in all his training camps and fights.
Canelo also entered into a deal with Everlast in 2014 who sponsored his gloves for numerous fights; however, the champion now dons the Cleto Reyes gloves for his fights. He is currently endorsed by Tecate, a Mexican beer company. Alvarez also has a partnership with an alcohol company, Hennessy.
Forbes reported that Canelo Alvarez makes $2 million from his endorsements and sponsors.
|Address/Residence||Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico|
|Endorsements||Tecate, Hennessy, Under Armor|
|Net Worth||$140 Million|
|Achievements||Current Unified WBA (Super) champion, WBC (Franchise) champion, Ring magazine and lineal middleweight champion, and WBA (Regular) super middleweight champion |
Former WBA Fedecentro welterweight champion, NABF welterweight champion, WBC Youth World welterweight champion, WBA (Unified), WBC junior middleweight champion, WBO junior middleweight champion, and Ring junior middleweight champion, IBF middleweight champion, WBO light heavyweight champion.