Name: Saul Alvarez
Birth Name: Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán
Born: 1990-07-18 (Age:24)
Birthplace: Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco, Mexico
Hometown: Juanacatlán, Jalisco, Mexico
Height: 5′ 9″ / 175cm
Reach: 70½″ / 179cm
Boxing Record: click
Trainers: Jose Reynoso, Eddy Reynoso
Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions, Canelo Promotions
Saul Alvarez Gallery
- Alvarez is the younger brother of Ramon Alvarez, Ricardo 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.
- Some sources say Alvarez had 20 amateur bouts and others say his amateur record was 44-2.
- 2004 Silver Medalist at the Junior Mexican National Championships
- 2005 Gold Medalist at the Junior Mexican National Championships
Awards & Recognitions
- 2010 ESPN Prospect of the Year
- Has a record of 6-1 (3 KOs) in World Title fights.
- Has a record of 8-1 (2 KOs) against former or current world titleists.
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 Light Middleweight Title (2010)
| WBC Light Middleweight Champion
2011 Mar 5 – 2013 Sep 14
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Lost bid for Unified Championship
| WBA Light Middleweight Champion
2013 Apr 20 – 2013 Sep 14
Lost bid for Super Championship