Canelo Alvarez: Early life, age, height, weight, biography and career of professional boxer

Canelo Alvarez is a professional Mexican boxer who has won several world titles. He has also won multiple world championships in four different weight classes. These range from light-middleweight to light-heavyweight. He is currently a super middleweight champion.

He has also held the WBA (Super), WBC, and Ring magazine titles back in 2020. Additionally, he also has the WBO title since May 2021.


Early life

Canelo was born in Mexico on 18th July 1990. His family belongs to Los Reyes, Michoacán. When he was five years old, his family moved to their current residence in Juanacatlán, Jalisco.

Álvarez is the youngest among eight children, all being boys. Just like him, his siblings are also professional boxers.

‘Canelo’ is a Spanish masculine word for cinnamon. This is a common nickname for those with red hair. Ana Maria, his mother, also has red hair.

He was often bullied at a young age which led him to start boxing at the age of 13. He picked up the sport after watching his older brother debut as a professional boxer.

Age, height, weight & body specifications

Álvarez is currently 30 years old. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall (175 centimeters) and weighs about 75 kilograms (165 lbs).

Personal life

Álvarez was engaged to Marisol González, Miss Mexico Universe for the year 2003, and sports reporter for the Televisa Deportes.

But they parted ways back in 2012 after being together for two years.

At the moment, he is in a relationship with Fernanda Gomez.

Álvarez has three daughters and one son from separate mothers.

The Mexican is a promoter of boxing in his country. He also founded a firm back in 2010 by the name of Canelo Promotions which has provided support to over 40 boxers.

Álvarez also enjoys playing golf and hopes to retire from boxing by the age of 37 to play golf every day.

Álvarez married Fernanda Gomez; Source:


Álvarez had a 6-round TKO victory over Luciano Leonel Cuello at the Vicente Fernández Arena. This was in the WBC silver light-middleweight category.

He even faced off former WBC welterweight champ Carlos Baldomir at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

Additionally, Álvarez beat EBU welterweight champ Matthew Hatton for the WBC light-middleweight crown on 5th March 2011.

He defeated Ryan Rhodes through a technical knockout in the year 2011. He also defeated Alfonso Gomez at Staples Center in LA.


Canelo Álvarez has had a highly successful career so far winning 49 out of 52 fights he participated in.

His name is also placed among the top light-middleweight boxers all over the world by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.

According to the BoxRec 2017 survey, he is among the best boxers globally.

He holds a rank of number 8 on a list of professional boxers by the TBR Board.

The TBR Board also placed him among the finest middleweights.

Álvarez shows his belts; Source:

Net worth, salary & earnings

Álvarez, in 2021, has a net worth that is estimated to be around $150 million and is among the highest-paid boxers in the world.

The major source of his income is through boxing matches.

Forbes ranked him on #43 of the list of the highest-paid athletes globally back in 2017.

He has earned around $25 million in the form of wages.

The Mexican is also endorsed by several brands including Everlast, Under Armour, and Tecate which contribute towards his income.

In terms of sponsorships, Álvarez’s net worth is around $1.5 million.

Álvarez shows his car collection; Source:

Álvarez is famous as a formidable counterpuncher and is able to avoid getting punched with his head and body movements. Additionally, he is also a well-known body puncher as he is able to find openings in his opponent’s guarded movements.


Rеаl Nаmе/Full Nаmе: Ѕаntоѕ Ѕаúl Álvаrеz Ваrrаgán
Nісk Nаmе/Сеlеbrаtеd Nаmе: Саnеlо Аlvаrеz
Віrth Рlасе: Guаdаlајаrа, Мехісо
Dаtе Оf Віrth/Віrthdау: 18 Јulу 1990
Аgе/Ноw Оld: 30 уеаrѕ оld
Неіght/Ноw Таll: Іn Сеntіmеtrеѕ – 175 сm
Іn Fееt аnd Іnсhеѕ – 5′ 7″
Wеіght: Іn Кіlоgrаmѕ – 75 Кg
Іn Роundѕ – 165 lbѕ
Еуе Соlоr: Наzеl
Наіr Соlоr: Вrоwn
Раrеntѕ Nаmе: Fаthеr – Ѕаntоѕ Аlvаrеz
Моthеr – Аnа Маrіа Ваrrаgаn
Ѕіblіngѕ: (Yеѕ) Вrуаn Аlvаrеz, Аnа Еldа Аlvаrеz, Rаmоn Аlvаrеz, Vісtоr Аlvаrеz, Gоnzаlо Аlvаrеz, Rісаrdо Аlvаrеz, Dаnіеl Аlvаrеz, Rіgоbеrtо Аlvаrеz
Ѕсhооl: N/А
Соllеgе: N/А
Rеlіgіоn: Сhrіѕtіаnіtу
Nаtіоnаlіtу: Мехісаn
Zоdіас Ѕіgn: Саnсеr Ѕun
Gеndеr: Маlе
Ѕехuаl Оrіеntаtіоn: Ѕtrаіght
Маrіtаl Ѕtаtuѕ: Іn а rеlаtіоnѕhір
Gіrlfrіеnd: Маrіѕоl Gоnzаlеz
Wіfе/Ѕроuѕе Nаmе: N/А
Кіdѕ/Сhіldrеn Nаmе: (Yеѕ, 4) Ѕаul Аdіеl Аlvаrеz, Міа Еnеr Аlvаrеz, Маrіа Fеrnаndа Álvаrеz, Еmіlу Сіnnаmоn Аlvаrеz
Рrоfеѕѕіоn: Рrоfеѕѕіоnаl bохеr
Nеt Wоrth: $150 Міllіоn
Lаѕt Uрdаtеd: Јunе 2021

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