Canelo Álvarez Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Canelo Álvarez

Biography / Wiki

An accomplished Mexican professional boxer Canelo Alvarez is a triple who has held several world championship titles. He is known to be a great counterpuncher and a terrific body puncher who has won 30 by knockout. Canelo was born Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan on July 18, 1990.

He has won several world championship titles such as ‘World Boxing Association Super’, World Boxing Council, and the ring championship. He was ranked as the world’s best active boxer and the world’s best active middleweight boxer by ‘BoxRec’.

Height / Weight / Age

Canelo Alvarez has a height of 175 cm and in feet inches; his height is 5’9” whereas his weight is 78 kg in Kilograms or 172 lbs in Pounds. He will turn 33 years old. His eye color is brown and his hair color is reddish-brown. Canelo’s body measurement is as follows 41 inches chest, 33 inches waist, and 15 inches biceps.

Net Worth

Canelo’s net worth is estimated to be $21.5 million approximately. His salary is $20 million. He owns a Lamborghini.

Education / Family

Canelo was born in Guadalajara, Mexico to Santos Alvarez and Ana Maria Barragan. He was the youngest child among his six brothers and one sister.

His elder brother Rigoberto Alvarez is a boxer who inspired him toward boxing. All of his brothers are involved in professional boxing, two of his brothers Ramon Alvarez and Ricardo Alvarez are welterweight boxers.


Canelo Alvarez

Real Name Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan
 Nickname Canelo
Birth Place Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Date Of Birth July 18, 1990
Age 33 Years
Height In Centimeters – 175 cm

In Feet and Inches – 5’9”

Weight In Kilograms – 75 kg

In Pounds – 165 lbs

Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Reddish-brown
Profession Mexican professional boxer
Zodiac sign Cancer
School Not known
College Not known
Religion Christianity
Nationality Mexican
Home Town Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Debut 2005
Fathers Name Santos Alvarez


Canelo Alvarez Father Santos Alvarez
Canelo Alvarez Father Santos Alvarez

Mothers Name Ana Maria Barragan


Mother and sister of Alvarez
Mother and sister of Alvarez

Brothers Ricardo Alvarez


Ricardo Alvarez
Ricardo Alvarez

Rigoberto Alvarez

Rigoberto Álvarez
Rigoberto Álvarez

Ramon Alvarez

Ramón Álvarez
Ramón Álvarez

Sister Ana Elda Alvarez

Career / Fashion And Style

In 2005, he became a professional boxer. As a skilled player, he played and won matches against Miguel Vazquez and Francisco Villanueva. On August 31, 2007, he won his first professional title ‘Jalisco welterweight title’ by defeating Ricardo Caho.

His winning spree continued and has won and retained the NABF welterweight title on several other occasions. In 2009, he won the WBC Youth welterweight title by beating Russian boxer Marat Khuzeev. In 2013, ‘The Ring’ magazine rated him as the ‘numero uno’ and the unified ‘WBC/WBA’ regular champion.

His first loss is marked as when he lost the WBA (unified), the WBC, and the ring light middleweight titles. In 2016, he has won the WBO light-middleweight title by beating British boxer, Liam Smith.

In 2018, he signed a deal with ‘DAZN’ worth $365 million. As a successful player, Caleno promotes sports in Mexico. Along with his trainer and father, he established ‘Canelo Promotions’ in 2010, which represents 40 boxers across Mexico.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

He has a daughter named Emily Cinnamon Alvarez from his ex-girlfriend Marisol Gonzalez who was Miss Mexico Universe in 2003.

Girlfriends Marisol, Gonzalez


Alvarez with his girlfriend Marisol
Alvarez with his girlfriend Marisol

Marital Status Unmarried
Wife N/A
Children Daughter – Emily Cinnamon Alvarez

Alvarez with his daughter Emily
Alvarez with his daughter Emily

Favourite Thing

Favourite Boxer Rigoberto Alvarez

Canelo Álvarez

Some Interesting Facts About Canelo Alvarez

  • In his childhood, he learned horse riding on his own horse farm.
  • He is the youngest to all of his brothers. Ramon Alvarez and Ricardo Alvarez are his brothers who are welterweight boxers and Rigoberto Alvarez is also his brother who is a former interim WBA World Champion.
  • His name ‘Canelo’ in Spanish is the masculine word for cinnamon, which is being nicknamed for people with red hair.
  • At the age of 13, he started boxing and won the silver medal at the Junior Mexican National championships.
  • At the age of 15, he became a professional boxer after 19 months of training, out of 13 opponents he defeated 11.
  • Chepo and Eddy Reynoso was his coach/mentor.
Canelo Alvarez with Chepo and Eddy Reynoso
Canelo Alvarez with Chepo and Eddy Reynoso
  • His hobby is horse riding.
  • The turning point in his career was when he won IBF Lightweight Champion, Miguel Vazquez on January 20, 2006.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @canelo
  2. Twitter@Canelo
  3. Facebook @CaneloAlvarez
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