Saul Alvarez

Amateur Career

  • Some sources say Alvarez had 20 amateur bouts and others say his amateur record was 44-2.
  • 2004 Junior Mexican National Championships Silver medalist.
  • 2005 Junior Mexican National Championships Gold medalist.

Regional & Minor Titles

  • Jalisco State welterweight title (2007-2008)
  • WBA Fedecentro welterweight title (2008)
  • NABF welterweight title (2009-2010)
  • WBO Latino welterweight title (2009)
  • WBC Youth World welterweight title (2009)
  • WBC Silver super welterweight title (2010)

Career Factoids

Notes

  • Alvarez is the younger brother of Ramon AlvarezRicardo Alvarez and former interim WBA light middleweight champion Rigoberto Alvarez.
  • Made his professional debut on October 29, 2005, just three months after his 15th birthday.
  • Given the nickname "Canelo" (Spanish for cinnamon) because of his red hair.
  • Alvarez tested positive for two drug tests after his bout with Gennady Golovkin. His rematch with Golovkin was called off. Alvarez later decided not to enroll into the WBC's clean boxing programme, and was therefore removed from their rankings.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2010 ESPN Prospect of the Year

 

Preceded by:
Manny Pacquiao
Vacated
WBC Light Middleweight Champion 
2011 Mar 5 – 2013 Sep 14
Succeeded by:
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Preceded by:
Austin Trout
Regular Champion
Lost bid for Unified Championship
WBA Light Middleweight Champion 
2013 Apr 20 – 2013 Sep 14
Unified Champion
Lost bid for Super Championship
Succeeded by:
Erislandy Lara
Preceded by:
Miguel Cotto
Stripped
WBC Middleweight Champion 
2015 Nov 21 – 2016 May 18
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Gennady Golovkin
Preceded by:
Liam Smith
WBO Light Middleweight Champion 
2016 Sep 17 – 2017 May
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Miguel Cotto

Wins:49
Wins KO:1
Losses:2
Losses KO:34
Role:boxer
Bouts:52
Rounds:364
KOs:65%
Alias:Canelo
Born:07/18/1990
Division:middleweight
Stance:orthodox
Height:5' 8" / 173 cm
Reach:72 1/2" / 179 cm
Residence:Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Birth Place:Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico