Santos Saul “Canelo” Barragán is a Spanish American name for [Saul Alaes]; Born on July 18, 1990,) is a professional boxer from Mexico. He has brought home various big showdowns in four weight classes from light middleweight to light heavyweight, remembering bound-together titles for three of those weight classes and lineal titles in two.
Having held the WBA (Super), WBC, and Ring magazine titles since 2020, and the IBF and WBO titles since 2021, Alvarez is the first and only boxer in history to become the undisputed champion at super middleweight.
Alvarez is well-known for being an excellent counterpuncher because he can use holes in his opponents’ guards to get around punches by moving his head and body. As of May 2022, he is ranked as the world’s best active boxer, pound for pound, by BoxRec, the Boxing Writers Association of America, , ESPN, , the TBRB, , and The Ring. Alvarez is also ranked as the world’s best active super-middleweight by BoxRec, The Ring, the TBRB, and ESPN.
Early life Alvarez stated in an interview that he was born on the outskirts of Guadalajara, Jalisco, but that his family is originally from Los Reyes, Michoacán. At the age of five, his family moved to their current residence, Juanacatlán, Jalisco. He learned to ride horses while growing up on his family’s farm, and he continues to do so to this day.
Every one of his siblings additionally became a professional boxer. Among his siblings are welterweight fighters Ramón Álvarez, Ricardo Álvarez, and previous WBA interval title holder, Rigoberto Álvarez.
Canelo in Spanish is the manly word for cinnamon, which is a typical epithet for individuals with red hair. His mom, Ana Maria, likewise has red hair. People in Mexico often think of Irish soldiers who fought for Mexico in the Saint Patrick’s Battalion during the Mexican–American War with red hair.
“There might have been an Irish grandfather somewhere back in my past,” Alvarez once said about his ancestry. He was bullied when called “Jicama con Chile,” which translates to “jicama with chili flakes” and is a popular Mexican snack.
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