Saul Alvarez

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Name: Saul Alvarez
Alias: Canelo
Birth Name: Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán
Born: 1990-07-18 (Age:25)
Birthplace: Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco, Mexico
Hometown: Juanacatlán, Jalisco, Mexico
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 9″   /   175cm
Reach: 70½″   /   179cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainers: Jose Reynoso, Eddy Reynoso
Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions, Canelo Promotions
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  • 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.

Amateur Career

  • 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

Career Factoids

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)

Major Titles

  • WBC Light Middleweight Title (2011-2013)
  • WBA Light Middleweight Title (2013)
  • WBC Middleweight Title (2015)

Preceded by:
Manny Pacquiao
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: