Saul Alvarez, known as ‘Canelo,’ is a Mexican professional boxer.
He is a three-time world champion in two weight classes, having held the Ring magazine middleweight title since 2015. Previously he had two reigns as light middleweight world champion, holding the WBA (Unified), WBC, and Ring titles between 2011 and 2013, and the WBO title from 2016 to 2017. At middleweight, he also held the WBC and lineal titles between 2015 and 2017.
Fun fact: The nickname ‘Canelo’ which means cinnamon in Spanish was given to him in reference to his red hair.
Stay tuned for an exciting bout in September 2017. On the 16th, GGG (Gennady Golovkin) will fight against Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas.
Canelo Alvarez’s Net Worth 2017: $4.5 Million
Canelo Alvarez’s net worth is a huge amount: $4.5 million. With his successful career and exciting battle in Las Vegas in September, he is expected to go upwards from here. Interesting enough, although Alvarez is a high-profile boxer, his opponent, GGG is worth $6 million. This does not, however, predict who will win the bout. Stay tuned to the fight, which will be aired on September 16th, 2017.
Alvarez began his professional career at the young age of 15. Álvarez’ third official bout of his career was a win over future IBF Lightweight Champion, Miguel Vázquez on January 20, 2006, in his home town of Guadalajara, Jalisco. On June 28, 2008, Álvarez defeated Miguel Vázquez again in a rematch. He also made world history on that fight card when he and all of his six brothers fought on the same night, Canelo being the youngest. The only downside was that three of them failed to win their pro debuts.
On March 6, 2010, he got a crushing third-round knockout over Brian Camechis in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. Álvarez defeated Jose Miguel Cotto on May 1, 2010, on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Shane Mosley undercard in the MGM Grand Garden Arena on HBO PPV to retain his NABF Welterweight title.
On March 5, 2011, Álvarez defeated EBU Welterweight Champion Matthew Hatton by unanimous decision, for the vacant WBC Light Middleweight belt.
On 17 September 2011, Álvarez successfully defended his title with a TKO in Round 6 over The Contender competitor Alfonso Gomez at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, winning by technical knockout victory in the sixth round.
Álvarez fought Alfredo Angulo on March 8, 2014. Álvarez came out strong, throwing combinations. In a fairly lopsided beating, Álvarez scored a tenth round stoppage over Angulo punctuated by a lead left uppercut.
On May 9, 2015, Álvarez defeated James Kirkland in a non-title super welterweight bout at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas via third-round knockout.
On November 21, 2015, Álvarez won the WBC, lineal and The Ring middleweight titles with a unanimous decision over Miguel Cotto in front of a sold-out crowd of 11,274 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The fight took place at a catchweight of 155 lbs. Although Cotto gave a tremendous effort, moving nicely throughout the fight, the judges clearly went for Álvarez’s brute strength, with surprisingly wide scores of 119-109, 118-110 and 117-111. ESPN.com had the fight much closer, but still scored it in favor of Álvarez, 115-113.
In 2016, in front of a record breaking crowd of 51,240, Álvarez regained a world title at light-middleweight following a devastating left hook to the body in round 9. Smith was also knocked down once in round 7 and once in round 8, in a fight where Álvarez was in control from the opening bell. Álvarez landed 157 punches from 422 thrown with a connect rate of 37%, compared to Smith landing 115 from 403 thrown, a connect rate of 29%. The fight drew an estimate of 300,000 PPV buys.
On September 16, 2017, Alvarez will fight GGG in Las Vegas. This is a high profile fight so make sure to find out more details in the upcoming weeks!