Skip to content
GO TO bet365 Sports
  1. Boxing
  2. Canelo Alvarez

Canelo Alvarez: Age, titles, net worth, professional boxing record & next fight

Everything you need to know about one of boxing's all-time pound-for-pound greats, Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.

Canelo Alvarez

Born:

July 18, 1990

Age:

33

Birthplace:

Guadalajara, Mexico

Resides:

Guadalajara, Mexico

Nickname:

'Canelo'

Height:

5-8

Reach:

70.5ins

Stance:

Orthodox

Weigh Division:

Super-middleweight

Professional Record:

60-2-2 (39 KOs)

Amateur Record:

44-2

Next Fight:

vs. Jaime Munguia (May 4)

Victim to victorious...

Boxing gave Canelo a chance to protect himself having experienced bullying as a teenager. 

With a chance to fight back it would be the boxing ring that would serve Canelo best and allow his fists to help shape the course for the rest of his life. 

Canelo can now look back on that period as one which gave him purpose and a future. What he didn’t know was that one day he would be known as the best of the best in professional boxing.

22-0...

This was the number of fights that Canelo would have before a two-fight stop over in America. 

Having entered the pro ranks so young, just like the great Marco Antonio Barrera, the teenager gained a different type of education that school would certainly be unable to provide. 

With trainer Eddy Reynoso in his corner since he was 14, Canelo quickly learned on the job thanks to invaluable sparring with the likes of Oscar Larios and advice of Reynoso’s father and veteran trainer Don Chepo. 

The sights and sounds of the early days helped hone his craft but made him comfortable in so many environments. 

The first of many...

By the time Canelo was due to fight for his first world title in March 2011 the rising star had gone from 22-0 to 36-0 and taken the scalps of veterans Carlos Baldomir and Lovemore Ndou. 

At the Honda Centre in Anaheim, Canelo and Britain’s Matthew Hatton would meet for the vacant WBC Super-welterweight title. 

In the first of many Brit-bashing performances, the Mexican would prove to be superior and win well on points. 

It would kick off a run of six world title defences and a successful unification at 154lbs before testing himself against greatness.

Floyd Mayweather v Canelo Alvarez...

What became the first defeat for Canelo proved to be one of his greatest lessons by his own admission. 

Their pay-per-view meeting in September 2013 was an example of a good fighter versus a great fighter. 

For all the experience and fights Canelo had racked up he was still only 23 and never faced anyone close to the level of ‘Money’ Mayweather. While the American was matched favorably in the second half of his career it didn’t matter. 

He didn’t just beat opponents he made very good fighters look ordinary - and try as he might Canelo couldn’t get near his superior opponent. 

If anyone thought beforehand this was to be the passing of the torch their own fiery enthusiasm would have been severely dampened afterwards.

Canelo v GGG - The Trilogy...

Goosebumps swept through the boxing world when Canelo and Gennadiy Golovkin were face to face for the referee’s instructions prior to the first bell of their first fight in Las Vegas in September 2017. 

After a harsh lesson at the School of Floyd, Alvarez rebuilt with wins against a veteran Miguel Cotto and explosive performances against the overmatched James Kirkland and Amir Khan. 

It was time to visit a School of Hard Knocks with a menacing Kazakh waiting for him. 

With a feeling of nostalgia these two modern-day middleweight greats collided and delivered a 21st century classic in fight one. 

Neither man would budge having absorbed shots from one another that would draw gasps from the crowd. The result, however, spoiled what had taken place beforehand. 

Golovkin looked like he had won but could only walk away with a draw. The scale of the intensity and the ferocity lessened in the next two fights where Canelo proved to be the better man. 

Becoming undisputed...

Canelo tested shallow waters when he moved up to super-middleweight in 2018 and battered Rocky Fielding to win a fringe WBA title. 

Those extra eight pounds proved to be of great benefit because two years later he tore through the 168lbs weight class leaving behind a successful stint at middleweight as unified champion. 

At 12 stone the opposition was not as severe. Callum Smith, Avni Yildirim, Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Plant were all beaten, damaged and dismissed by the Mexican juggernaut. 

The icing on the cake came when the challenge of Plant was dropped twice in the penultimate round forcing the fight to be stopped and Canelo then crowned as the undisputed super-middleweight champion.

He ain't (light) heavy...

One year before his undisputed quest began properly Canelo chased legendary status and hoped to stake a claim as the greatest Mexican fighter ever when he moved up to a fourth weight class. 

In front of him was one-time Russian machine Sergey Kovalev - a walking nightmare of the past but just like Mayweather the matchmaking was calculated. 

This was not the Kovalev who savaged Nathan Cleverly. Instead, this was a fighter who was slipping down a slope trying to save his career. 

His renowned jab kept him honest against Canelo but occasional body shots in return began to sap his energy. In a lacklustre fight the finish was exciting enough when a left hook and a right saw Kovalev’s balance go and slump to the ropes. 

Another Russian Dmitry Bivol, however, presented a completely different challenge in May 2022. 

Balletic in his movement with fists that move effortlessly Bivol proved to be a unique puzzle that was far too complex for Canelo. 

It was the first time where the near 20 years of boxing was beginning to catch up with the four-weight world champion who later revealed he carried an arm injury into the fight. 

But even without that no-one was beating Bivol that night!

Canelo Alvarez Net Worth...

Canelo Alvarez's net worth is estimated to be around $180 million.

How to watch Canelo Alvarez

Canelo Alvarez vs. Jaime Munguia will be broadcast on DAZN worldwide.

In the United States, the fight can also be streamed on Amazon Prime Video PPV.

Who is Canelo Alvarez's trainer?

Eddy Reynoso is the current trainer of Canelo Alvarez, and was named as Ring Magazine's Trainer of the Year in 2021.

Reynoso has overseen the careers of an astounding 35 world champions, including the likes of Julio Cesar Martinez, Oscar Valdez and former heavyweight ruler Andy Ruiz Jr.

Canelo Alvarez's next fight:

Canelo Alvarez will take on Jaime Munguia on May 4, 2024 in Las Vegas.

Munguia is a 27-year-old Mexican fighter and former WBO junior middleweight champion.

Canelo Alvarez's amateur achievements...

  • Silver medal 2004 Junior Mexican National Championships
  • Gold medal 2005 Junior Mexican National Championships

Canelo Alvarez's professional achievements...

  • Current Undisputed Super-Middleweight Champion
  • Former Unified Super-Welterweight World Champion
  • Former Unified Middleweight World Champion
  • Former WBO Light-Heavyweight World Champion
  • 2019 Fighter of the Year (RING magazine, ESPN, Sports Illustrated and the Boxing Writers Association of America)

Related Articles

bet365 uses cookies

We use cookies to deliver a better and more personalized service. For more information, see our Cookie Policy

New to bet365? Bet $1 & Get $365 in Bonus Bets Join Now

Deposit required. Bonus Bet winnings are added to Bonus Bets balance. Bonus Bet wager excluded from returns. T&Cs, time limits and exclusions apply.