Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán popularly known as Canelo Álvarez is one of the best professional boxer from Mexico, who has won the titled of three times world champion in two weight classes as well as the Ring magazine middleweight title.
Besides this, he has also named titles like light middleweight world champion, World Boxing Association championship and World Boxing Council championship in between 2011 to 2013. Keep reading to know more about Canelo Alvarez’s net worth in 2018.
Canelo Alvarez Early Life
Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán is the son of Mexican origin parents, was born on July 18, 1990, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. After his birth, his family moved to Juanacatlán, Jalisco when Álvarez was five years old. He started learning horseback riding while growing up in his family farmhouse. Álvarez has seven brothers, where he is the youngest one. He belongs to a family packed with sportspersons.
His brothers choose boxing as their professional career. His brothers Ramón Álvarez, Ricardo Álvarez, are International Boxing Federation North America Light Middleweight and Welterweight division champion, where his brother Rigoberto Álvarez is a WBA World Light Middleweight Champion. Inspired by his brother, Álvarez also chooses boxing as his professional career.
Canelo Álvarez was engaged with former Miss Mexico Universe 2003 and sports reporter of Televisa Deportes Marisol González on 22 October 2010. They were engaged for two years but in 2012, Álvarez they separated. Later, he was likened up with beauties like Cynthia Rodriguez, and Nelda Sepulveda. Right now he is in a relationship with Fernanda Gomez. The couple first met at OMB Gala. Álvarez also has a daughter from his previous girlfriend.
Canelo Alvarez Career
Canelo Álvarez started boxing when he was just thirteen years old. His elder brother Rigoberto Álvarez’s was his biggest inspiration. After watching his brother’s debut match, he decided to choose his career as a boxer. The junior Mexican national championship held in Sinaloa was the turning point in his career, where he won the silver medal for his outstanding performance.
At a very young age, he started gaining the success. At the age of 15, he won the title of 2005 Junior Mexican National Boxing Champion which was held in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas. He also held a part-time record of 44-2. After that he had won many championships included WBC light middleweight champion, Catchweight fights and Middleweight.
Awards & Achievements
Canelo Álvarez has achieved successful boxing career at a very short span of time. Throughout his boxing career, he has won 49 fights out of 52. He is ranked by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and BoxRec on the list of world’s best light middleweight. According to BoxRec 2017 report, he is ranked as the world’s best active boxer and pound for pound. The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and The Ring ranked him at eighth position on the list of the world’s best active boxer. The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board also ranked him on the list of the best middleweight.
Net Worth of Canelo Alvarez
Canelo Álvarez is known to be one of the highest paid boxers around the world. Álvarez’s net worth is approximated to be $24 million. His major source of income is his earnings from his boxing career. In 2017, he was ranked at #43 in the Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid athletes. Álvarez earned around $19.5 million as his salary and winning income. Álvarez also endorsed much fitness-related equipment, clothing brands such as Under Armour, Everlast and Tecate. These Brands offered millions of dollars and Álvarez endorsement net worth is estimated to be worth about 1.5 million.
Álvarez is the well-known name in the world of boxing. He is best known for his unbeaten counter-puncher and formidable body puncher techniques. Throughout his career, he was only lost one fight out of 52. He is a well deserving name in the boxing history. Besides boxing, Álvarez also has been an active participant in numerous charity events. He donates $1 million to help Mexico earthquake victims.