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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Álvarez and the second or maternal family name is Barragán.
Saúl Álvarez
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Real name Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán
Nickname(s) Canelo
Rated at Welterweight
Light middleweight
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)[1]
Reach 70 12 in (179 cm)[1]
Nationality Mexican
Born (1990-07-18) July 18, 1990 (age 25)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 48
Wins 46
Wins by KO 32
Losses 1
Draws 1

Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán (Spanish pronunciation: [saˈul ˈalβaɾes]; born July 18, 1990), commonly known as "Canelo" Álvarez, is a Mexican professional boxer.[2] He is the current lineal, The Ring, and WBC middleweight champion, as well as a former WBC, WBA (Regular), and The Ring light middleweight champion.[3][4][5]


In an interview, Álvarez explained that he was born in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, but his family was at the time living in San Agustín de Tlajomulco de Zúñiga. At the age of five, his family moved to their current home of Juanacatlán, Jalisco.[6] Growing up on his family's farm, he learned horseback riding, which he continues today.[7][8] Álvarez is the youngest of eight children, seven of them boys; all of his brothers also became professional boxers.[9] Among his brothers are welterweight boxers Ramón Álvarez, Ricardo Álvarez and former Interim WBA World Champion, Rigoberto Álvarez.

"Canelo" in Spanish is the masculine word for cinnamon, which is a common nickname for people with red hair.

Amateur career[edit]

Álvarez started boxing at 13 years old, after watching his older brother Rigoberto Álvarez's debut as a professional boxer.[10] In 2004 he won the silver medal at the Junior Mexican National championships, held in Sinaloa. He became the 2005 Junior Mexican National Boxing Champion in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, at the age of 15. Even though Álvarez turned pro young, he had 20 amateur bouts.[11]

Professional career[edit]

Álvarez turned professional at 15, shortly after his championship at the Junior Nationals, because his trainers at the time, father-and-son team Chepo and Eddy Reynoso, were unable to find suitable junior opponents for him. In his first 19 months as a professional, he knocked out 11 of his 13 documented opponents, all of whom were significantly older. However, the elder Reynoso stated in 2013 that Álvarez had fought 10 more times in that span, winning all 10 by knockout, but that these fights (all in small venues in the Mexican state of Nayarit) were so poorly documented that it was not worth the trouble to seek to have the record corrected.[9]

Álvarez' third official bout of his career was a win over the now current IBF Lightweight Champion, Miguel Vázquez on January 20, 2006, at his home town of Guadalajara, Jalisco. On June 28, 2008, Álvarez defeated Miguel Vázquez again in a rematch. He also made world history in that fight card when all of his six brothers fought on the same night, Canelo being the youngest.[12][13][14] The only downside was that three of them failed to win their pro debuts. The other four more experienced brothers won.[15] On March 6, 2010, he got a crushing third round knockout over Brian Camechis in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas.[16] 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.[17]

Light Middleweight[edit]

His sixth round TKO win over Luciano Leonel Cuello for the WBC Silver Light Middleweight bout was held in the Vicente Fernández Arena.[18] During the post fight interview Mexican singer Vicente Fernández gave Álvarez a horse. He was also given a horse by the mayor of Tepic, where Alvarez sometimes trains.[19]

He next fought against the former WBC Welterweight Champion Carlos Baldomir at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on the Shane Mosley vs. Sergio Mora undercard.[20] Baldomir stated in a pre-fight interview that he wants the winner of Mora vs. Mosley, as he said "after I knock out El Canelo."[21] Baldomir weighed in at 153.4 pounds for the bout, that was contracted for 151 pounds. In California, if a fighter is overweight he is penalized 20 percent of his purse and that percent is given to the other fighter. However Álvarez declined to take the extra $12,000 from Baldomir.[22] In the 6th round Alvarez landed a crushing blow that knocked Baldomir out cold. Álvarez is the only one to knock Baldomir out and is only the second boxer ever to stop Carlos Baldomir.[23] Álvarez successfully defended his Light Middleweight title unanimously versus former world champion Lovemore N'dou in Veracruz.[24] It was a competitive fight despite the wide margins on the official scorecards of 120-108 (twice) and 119-109.

Light Middleweight title[edit]

On March 5, 2011, Álvarez defeated EBU Welterweight Champion Matthew Hatton by unanimous decision, for the vacant WBC Light Middleweight belt. The bout was televised on HBO and took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.[25] Alvarez was docked a point in the seventh round for hitting after the break. All three ringside judges scored the bout at 119-108 in favor of Alvarez.[26] He lost 1 point for an illegal punch in the seventh round, which was uniformly scored 9-9. Alvarez landed 47% of his 626 punches, including 53% of his power shots, while Hatton connected with just 25% of his 546 total blows.

Álvarez successfully defended his newly awarded WBC Light Middleweight title against the Ring #4 ranked Super Welterweight[27] and current EBU Light Middleweight Champion, Ryan Rhodes.[28][29] Álvarez defeated Rhodes by a technical knockout victory in the twelfth round on June 18, 2011, in Guadalajara, Jalisco.[29][30]

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 got a knockdown in Round 1, but there were a couple cautious rounds that left Gomez win the majority of the first five rounds. Álvarez was looking for one shot and got it in the sixth round. He backed up Gomez with a right hand and followed up with a flurry to get the referee to jump in and stop the fight.[31]

Alvarez defeated Kermit Cintron in the 5th round by TKO. Alvarez spent the first three rounds feeling out Cintron, a former Welterweight Champion, before punishing the Puerto Rican with body shots and straight right hands in the fourth round. He knocked Cintron down once and had him in trouble at the end of the round, but Cintron was saved by the bell. In the fifth round, Cintron came out and caught Álvarez with some combinations, but Alvarez eventually overpowered him with several powerful straight right hands, and the referee stepped in and stopped it.[32]

Richard Schaefer announced that Álvarez's next bout on May 5, 2012, on the undercard of Miguel Cotto's clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and co- featured, on Cinco De Mayo. On February 11, Shane Mosley was announced as Álvarez's next opponent on May for his WBC Light Middleweight title. Alvarez defeated Mosley after 12 rounds via unanimous decision.[33][34]

Álvarez was originally set to fight Ring Top 10 Super Welterweight, and former Welterweight Champion, Paul Williams on September 15, 2012. However, on May 27, 2012, a motorcycle accident in the U.S. state of Georgia paralyzed Williams from the waist down, ending his boxing career. Álvarez's possible opponents for his September bout were James Kirkland, Austin Trout, Delvin Rodriguez and most notably, Victor Ortiz.

Álvarez was scheduled to defend his title against former welterweight titlist Victor Ortiz in the main event of a Showtime PPV card dubbed "Knockout Kings" from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. However, Ortiz was unable to defeat underdog Josesito Lopez in what was supposed to be a "tune-up" fight on June 23 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, losing due to referee stoppage (broken jaw) and cancelling his bout with Alvarez.

Due to this upset, Lopez was penciled in to face Canelo at the MGM Grand on the September 15th date, to challenge for Saul's WBC Light Middleweight title. Alvarez won the fight via fifth round technical knockout after dominating Lopez from start to finish to stay undefeated and increase his record of 41-0.

Álvarez vs. Trout[edit]

His next fight took place on April 20, 2013 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The fight was supposed to take place during Cinco de Mayo weekend as the co-main event of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. bout against Robert Guerrero; however, due to a contract disagreement between Alvarez and Mayweather regarding their potential fight on September 14, 2013, Alvarez opted to headline his own card. Alvarez successfully defended his WBC Light Middleweight title and won the WBA & the vacant The Ring Magazine Light Middleweight title.

During the first rounds, Trout seemed to have a good game plan. However, Alvarez's power took over after the third round, eventually scoring a knockdown in the seventh round to give Trout the first knockdown of his career. Alvarez set up the knockdown with a pawing left jab, followed by the straight right hand. The fight was closer than expected, but Alvarez still managed to dominate Trout throughout the fight with impressive head movement and shocking power. All three judges scorecards were in favor of Alvarez with a fair margin (115-112, 116-111 and 118-109).[35][Video 1] Although the last score card (118-109) created controversy, the majority of sport analysts had Alvarez winning by at least 2 points. Immediately after the bout, Trout stated that he hadn't underestimated Alvarez but that he trained to fight a completely different fighter.[citation needed]

Álvarez vs. Mayweather[edit]

Álvarez, The Ring Magazine's no. 1 rated Light Middleweight and unified WBC/WBA "regular" Light Middleweight Champion, fought against The Ring Magazine's no. 1 pound for pound fighter, WBA super welterweight champion and WBC/The Ring Magazine Welterweight Champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr., on September 14, 2013.[36]

Mayweather holds a world title at welterweight (147 pounds), but he also still owns a junior middleweight title (154), which he won by outpointing Miguel Cotto in May 2012. And he is moving back up in weight to face Alvarez with their belts on the line, although the fight was contested at a catchweight of 152 pounds. The titles disputed were Alvarez's WBC, WBA "regular" & The Ring Light Middleweight titles, and Mayweather's WBA "super" Light Middleweight title.[36][37]

Mayweather defeated Alvarez by majority twelve round decision. In a fight that many thought was going to be Floyd Mayweather's toughest, he outclassed the younger Alvarez. Many observers at ringside thought Mayweather won all twelve rounds.[38][39]

Catchweight fights at 155lbs[edit]

Álvarez vs Angulo[edit]

Álvarez fought Alfredo Angulo on March 8, 2014.[40] 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.[41]

Álvarez vs Lara[edit]

Álvarez fought Erislandy Lara on July 12, 2014, at the MGM Grand in a non-title match. Lara's WBA light middleweight title was not on the line as the fight took place at a 155 lb catchweight, and both fighters weighed in at precisely 155 lbs. Álvarez rehydrated to 171 lbs while Lara came into the ring at 166 lbs. In a very close and competitive fight that went to a split decision, Álvarez came out on top with the two judges scoring 115–113 in favor of each fighter and the final judge scoring 117–111 in favor of Álvarez.[42] The final scorecard was controversial as many observers considered it far too wide. According to the fight statistics provided by Sports Illustrated, Lara landed 55 jabs and 55 power punches to Álvarez's 7 jabs and 88 power punches for an overall accuracy rate of 28% as opposed to Álvarez's 23%. Lara's clean punching along with his defense and movement were weighed against Álvarez's somewhat effective aggressiveness.[43] Lara came out in dominant fashion, utilizing a stick-and-move style and capturing the early rounds. Álvarez was later able to hammer away to the body when he had Lara on the ropes but never adjusted to Lara's one-two combinations. Lara's lead hand played a huge role in this combination's effectiveness, but his output dropped in the middle rounds. Álvarez was able to cut Lara with a lead left uppercut in the seventh round.[44] Although the decision remains controversial, any talk of a rematch in the future was dismissed by Oscar De La Hoya who went on to say, "No one wants a rematch."[45] The fight took place at a catchweight of 155lbs.

Álvarez vs Kirkland[edit]

On May 9, 2015, Alvarez defeated James Kirkland in a non-title super welterweight bout at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas via third round knockout.[46] Kirkland came out aggressively, but Alvarez wobbled him and scored a knockdown via straight right hand in round one. In the third round, a counter right uppercut sent Kirkland to the canvas. Alvarez ended the fight with a jab to the body quickly followed by the right hand, creating the knockout.[47]The fight took place at a catchweight of 155lbs.

Álvarez vs Cotto[edit]

On November 21, 2015, Álvarez won the WBC, lineal and The Ring middleweight titles with a unanimous decision over Miguel Cotto. The fight took place at a catch weight of 155 lbs.

Professional boxing record[edit]

46 Wins (32 knockouts, 14 decisions), 1 Losses 1 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 46–1–1 Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto UD 12 2015-11-21 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Won Lineal, The Ring and vacant WBC Middleweight titles.
Win 45–1–1 United States James Kirkland KO 3 (12), 2:11 2015-05-09 United States Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Win 44–1–1 Cuba Erislandy Lara SD 12 2014-07-12 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 43–1–1 Mexico Alfredo Angulo TKO 10 (12), 0:44 2014-03-08 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss 42–1–1 United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr. MD 12 2013-09-14 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Lost WBC and The Ring Light Middleweight titles.
For WBA (Super) Light Middleweight title.
Win 42–0–1 United States Austin Trout UD 12 2013-04-20 United States Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas Retained WBC Light Middleweight title.
Won WBA (Regular) and The Ring Light Middleweight titles.
Win 41–0–1 United States Josesito López TKO 5 (12), 2:55 2012-09-15 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBC Light Middleweight title.
Win 40–0–1 United States Shane Mosley UD 12 2012-05-05 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBC Light Middleweight title.
Win 39–0–1 Puerto Rico Kermit Cintrón TKO 5 (12), 2:53 2011-11-26 Mexico Monumental Plaza de Toros, Mexico City Retained WBC Light Middleweight title.
Win 38–0–1 Mexico Alfonso Gómez TKO 6 (12), 2:36 2011-09-17 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Retained WBC Light Middleweight title.
Win 37–0–1 United Kingdom Ryan Rhodes TKO 12 (12), 0:48 2011-06-18 Mexico Arena VFG, Guadalajara, Jalisco Retained WBC Light Middleweight title.
Win 36–0–1 United Kingdom Matthew Hatton UD 12 2011-03-05 United States Honda Center, Anaheim, California Won vacant WBC Light Middleweight title.
Win 35–0–1 Australia Lovemore N'dou UD 12 2010-12-04 Mexico Estadio Beto Avila, Veracruz, Veracruz Retained WBC Silver Light Middleweight title.
Win 34–0–1 Argentina Carlos Baldomir KO 6 (10), 2:58 2010-09-18 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Retained WBC Silver Light Middleweight title.
Win 33–0–1 Argentina Luciano Cuello TKO 6 (12), 1:23 2010-07-10 Mexico Arena VFG, Guadalajara, Jalisco Won WBC Silver Light Middleweight title.
Win 32–0–1 Puerto Rico José Cotto TKO 9 (10), 2:51 2010-05-01 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained NABF Welterweight title.
Win 31–0–1 United States Brian Camechis KO 3 (12), 0:23 2010-03-06 Mexico Palenque de la Feria, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas Retained NABF Welterweight title.
Win 30–0–1 United States Lanardo Tyner UD 12 2009-12-05 Mexico Tepic, Nayarit Retained NABF Welterweight title.
Win 29–0–1 Argentina Carlos Herrera TKO 1 (10), 2:46 2009-09-15 Mexico Auditorio Siglo XXI, Puebla, Puebla Retained WBC Youth Welterweight title.
Win 28–0–1 Russia Marat Khuzeev KO 2 (10), 2:33 2009-08-08 Mexico Auditorio Benito Juárez, Zapopan, Jalisco Won WBC Youth Welterweight title.
Win 27–0–1 Brazil Jeferson Goncalo KO 9 (12), 1:54 2009-06-06 Mexico Parque Xcaret, Cancún, Quintana Roo Retained NABF Welterweight title.
Win 26–0–1 Mexico Michel Rosales TKO 10 (12), 2:53 2009-04-11 Mexico Gimnasio Niños Héroes, Tepic, Nayarit Retained NABF Welterweight titles.
Win 25–0–1 Dominican Republic Euri Gonzalez TKO 11 (12), 1:36 2009-02-21 Mexico Auditorio Benito Juárez, Zapopan, Jalisco Retained NABF & WBO Latino Welterweight titles.
Win 24–0–1 Mexico Antonio Fitch TKO 1 (12), 1:52 2009-01-17 Mexico Foro Scotiabank, Polanco, Distrito Federal Won NABF & WBO Latino Welterweight titles.
Win 23–0–1 Colombia Raul Pinzon TKO 1 (12), 2:30 2008-12-05 United States Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Miami, Florida Retained WBA Fedecentro Welterweight title.
Win 22–0–1 United States Larry Mosley UD 10 2008-10-24 United States Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California
Win 21–0–1 Argentina Carlos Adan Jerez UD 10 2008-08-02 Mexico Auditorio Benito Juárez, Zapopan, Jalisco Retained WBA Fedecentro Welterweight title.
Win 20–0–1 Mexico Miguel Vázquez UD 10 2008-06-28 Mexico Palenque Calle 2, Zapopan, Jalisco
Win 19–0–1 Mexico Francisco Villanueva UD 10 2008-06-06 Mexico Tepic, Nayarit
Win 18–0–1 Mexico Gabriel Martinez RTD 10 (12), 0:10 2008-04-18 Mexico Salon Marbet Plus, Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México Won WBA Fedecentro Welterweight title.
Win 17–0–1 Mexico Francisco Villanueva TKO 9 (12), 2:32 2008-03-14 Mexico Coliseo Olimpico de la UG, Guadalajara, Jalisco Retained Jalisco State Welterweight title.
Win 16–0–1 Mexico Axel Rodrigo Solis KO 1 (8) 2008-02-22 Mexico Salon Marbet Plus, Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
Win 15–0–1 United States Sean Holley TKO 2 (10) 2007-12-15 Mexico Auditorio Benito Juarez, Guadalajara, Jalisco
Win 14–0–1 Mexico Ricardo Cano UD 12 2007-08-31 Mexico Coliseo Olímpico, Guadalajara, Jalisco Won Jalisco State Welterweight title.
Win 13–0–1 Mexico Christian Solano UD 10 2007-08-18 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Guadalajara, Jalisco
Win 12–0–1 Mexico Jesus Hernandez TKO 2 (10) 2007-06-01 Mexico Casino de los Fresnos, Tepic, Nayarit
Win 11–0–1 Mexico Victor Marquez KO 4 (10), 1:48 2007-05-19 Mexico Auditorio Benito Juarez, Guadalajara, Jalisco
Win 10–0–1 Mexico Ivan Illescas KO 4 (10), 2:40 2007-03-30 Mexico Arena-Casino Los Fresnos, Tepic, Nayarit
Win 9–0–1 Mexico Javier Martinez TKO 8 (10) 2007-03-02 Mexico Casino Los Fresnos, Tepic, Nayarit
Win 8–0–1 United States Daniel Martinez KO 2 (8) 2006-12-08 Mexico Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco
Win 7–0–1 Mexico Francisco Villanueva KO 5 (6), 1:20 2006-09-29 Mexico Tonalá, Jalisco
Win 6–0–1 Mexico Cristian Hernandez KO 2 (6) 2006-09-15 Mexico Guadalajara, Jalisco
Win 5–0–1 United States Juan Hernandez KO 2 (6) 2006-07-21 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Guadalajara, Jalisco
Draw 4–0–1 Mexico Jorge Juarez SD 4 2006-06-17 MexicoAuditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Baja California
Win 4–0 Mexico Pedro Lopez KO 1 (4) 2006-02-10 Mexico Men's Club, Guadalajara, Jalisco
Win 3–0 Mexico Miguel Vázquez UD 4 2006-01-20 Mexico Guadalajara, Jalisco
Win 2–0 Mexico Pablo Alvarado KO 2 (4), 2:25 2005-11-26 Mexico Arena Chololo Larios, Tonalá, Jalisco
Win 1–0 Mexico Abraham Gonzalez TKO 4 (4), 0:18 2005-10-29 Mexico Arena Chololo Larios, Tonalá, Jalisco Professional boxing debut.

Titles in boxing[edit]

Major World Titles:

Regional/International Titles:

Special Titles:

Pay-per-view bouts[edit]

Date Fight Billing Buys Network
September 13, 2013
Mayweather vs. Canelo The One 2,200,000[48] Showtime
March 8, 2014
Canelo vs. Angulo Toe To Toe 400,000 Showtime
July 12, 2014
Canelo vs. Lara Honor and Glory[49] 350,000 Showtime
November 21, 2015
Cotto vs. Canelo Cotto-Canelo N/A HBO

Personal life[edit]

Álvarez was engaged to 30-year-old Marisol González, who is Miss Mexico Universe 2003 and a sports reporter for Televisa Deportes.[50][51] He has one daughter that he had with a former girlfriend.[52]

See also[edit]


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Title last held by
Manny Pacquiao
WBC Super Welterweight Champion
March 5, 2011 – September 14, 2013
Succeeded by
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Title last held by
Winky Wright
The Ring Junior Middleweight Champion
April 20, 2013 – September 14, 2013
Preceded by
Austin Trout
as Champion
WBA Super Welterweight Champion
Unified Champion
Regular Title

April 20, 2013 – September 14, 2013
Unified by Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Title last held by
Miguel Cotto
WBC Middleweight Champion
November 21, 2015 – present
Preceded by
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