Published on 26 Sep 2013 | over 4 years ago
At just 23 years old, Saul Canelo Alvarez has already reached super stardom in his illustrious boxing career.
The fast rising Mexican superstar was last seen in action opposite pound for pound king Floyd Money Mayweather and though the money man was victorious I did see it as a closer fight than what most saw.
The event titled "The One" was an absolute blockbuster breaking the record for highest grossing PPV at the live gate plus total revenue, falling just short of the pay per view buy record of 2.4 million set by the Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya and Mayweather coming in with 2.2 million PPV buys.
Next Fight: March 8 2014 (MGM Grand)
Vs Alfredo El Perro Angulo, billed as "Toe To Toe"
Erislandy Lara July 12 2014
The weigh in itself attracted over 12,000 fans.
Footage used was taken from Showtime sports documentary series All Access Mayweather Canelo.
No copyright intended.
Total fights: 43
Wins by KO: 30
No contests: 0
Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán (born July 18, 1990), commonly known as El Canelo (from canela, Spanish for cinnamon, in reference to his red hair), is a Mexican professional boxer in the Light Middleweight division. He is the former WBC, WBA, and Ring Magazine Light Middleweight Champion. He is promoted by Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions.
In an interview, Álvarez explained that he was born in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, but his family was at the time living in San Agustín de Tlajomulco de Zúñiga. At the age of five his family moved to their current home of Juanacatlán, Jalisco.
Growing up on his family's farm, he learned horseback riding, which he continues today. Álvarez is the youngest of eight children, seven of them boys; all of his brothers also became professional boxers.
Among his brothers are welterweight boxers Ramon Álvarez, Ricardo Álvarez and former Interim WBA World Champion, Rigoberto Álvarez.
Álvarez was engaged to 30-year-old Marisol González, who is Miss Mexico Universe 2003 and a sports reporter for Televisa Deportes. He has one daughter that he had with a former girlfriend.
Álvarez turned professional at 15, shortly after his championship at the Junior Nationals, because his trainers at the time, father-and-son team Chepo and Eddy Reynoso, were unable to find suitable junior opponents for him. In his first 19 months as a professional, he knocked out 11 of his 13 documented opponents, all of whom were significantly older. However, the elder Reynoso stated in 2013 that Álvarez had fought 10 more times in that span, winning all 10 by knockout, but that these fights (all in small venues in the Mexican state of Nayarit) were so poorly documented that it was not worth the trouble to seek to have the record corrected.
Álvarez' third official bout of his career was a win over the now current IBF Lightweight Champion, Miguel Vázquez on January 20, 2006, at his home town of Guadalajara, Jalisco. On June 28, 2008, Álvarez defeated Miguel Vázquez again in a rematch.
He also made world history in that fight card when all of his six brothers fought on the same night, Canelo being the youngest. The only downside was that three of them failed to win their pro debuts. The other four more experienced brothers won. On March 6, 2010, he got a crushing third round knockout over Brian Camechis in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas.
Álvarez defeated Jose Miguel Cotto on May 1, 2010, on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Shane Mosley undercard in the MGM Grand Garden Arena on HBO PPV to retain his NABF Welterweight title.
Pound For Pound List: (As Of April 21 2014)
#1 Floyd Mayweather Jr (45-0 26KO)
#2 Andre Ward (27-0 14KO
#3 Wladimir Klitschko (61-3 51KO)
#4 Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2 38KO)
#5 Tim Bradley (31-1 12KO)
#6 Juan Manuel Marquez (55-7-1 40KO)
#7 Sergio Martinez (51-2-2 28KO)
#8 Guillermo Rigondeaux (13-0 8KO)
#9 Canelo Alvarez (43-1-1 31KO)
#10 Carl Froch (32-2 23KO)
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