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Canelo Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Canelo worth? $120 Million

How did Canelo earn his money and wealth?

Canelo is a professional boxer from Mexico. He was born as Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan on July 18, 1990, in Guadalajara, Jalisco. He has seven other siblings who grew up on a farm in Juanacatlan. He learned how to ride horses when he was a child growing up on the farm. Canelo is called “Canelo” in reference to his red hair which resembles cinnamon. At present, he is the reigning WBA Light Middleweight, WBC and Ring Champion. He has won 49 out of 52 matches, had two draws and one loss. He is the only Mexican boxer to hold this record.

Canelo began his amateur career as a boxer after seeing his brother, Riboberto Alvarez’s debut as a professional boxer. He won the silver medal at the Junior Mexican National championship in 2004. At the age of 15, he became the 2005 Junior Mexican National Boxing Champion at Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas. He turned professional when he was 15 years old and trained under the father and son team, Chepo and Eddy Reynoso. He did exceptionally well as a boxer and won 11 out of 13 documented opponents in the first 19 months of his debut as a professional boxer.

Canelo’s third fight was with Miguel Vazquez, who later became the IBF Lightweight Champion. Canelo won the fight and defeated him again in a rematch which was held on June 28, 2008. He made history on that particular day as he and his six other brothers fought in different matches. Unfortunately, three of them failed to win their pro debuts while the other four were successful. Canelo has fought with some of the biggest names in the boxing world. He has won a fight against Brian Camechis in 2010, Jose Miguel Cotto in 2010 as well.

He won the vacant WBC Light Middleweight belt after defeating EBU Welterweight Champion Matthew Hatton. He also defeated Alfonso Gomez and defended his title with a TKO in Round 6. In 2015 Canelo beat Miguel Cotto in front of a soul-out crowd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and he won the WBC, linear and The Ring middleweight titles. He beat Smith in 2016 and won the world title at light-middleweight.

Canelo was engaged to Marisol Gonzalez, who is a former Miss Mexico Universe participant and is at present a sports reporter for Televisa Deportes. He has one daughter with his ex-girlfriend. He is in a relationship with Fernanda Gomez.

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