Canelo Alvarez

Canelo Alvarez biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan



Birth Date

July 18, 1990


33 years

Zodiac Sign



Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico



Canelo Alvarez family members

Father's Name

Santos Alvarez

Mother's Name

Ana Maria Barragan

Siblings names

Rigoberto Alvarez (older brother), Daniel Alvarez (older brother), Ricardo Alvarez (older brother), Gonzalo Alvarez (older brother), Victor Alvarez (older brother), Ramon Alvarez (older brother), Ana Elda Alvarez (older sister), Bryan Alvarez (younger half-brother from paternal side)

Is Canelo Alvarez a gay/bisexual?


What is Canelo Alvarez marital status?


How many children does he have?

4 (daughters Emily Cinnamon Alvarez, Maria Fernanda Álvarez, Mia Ener Alvarez and a son Saul Adiel Alvarez)

Canelo Alvarez kids

Emily Cinnamon Alvarez (daughter with Karen Beltrán)

Emily Cinnamon Alvarez daughter Canelo Alvarez


Date of birth: 2007

Canelo has never been married officially, but he has already experienced the joys of parenthood. The famous boxer welcomed his daughter Emily Cinnamon Alvarez in 2007. The athlete was just 17 at the moment of her birth. The girl’s mother is Saul’s school sweetheart Karen Beltrán.

Even though Canelo and Karen separated soon after the girl’s birth, the happy father didn’t escape from Emily’s life. Very often the girl, whom he named “my little princess”, accompanies him at the matches and other solemn events. 

Maria Fernanda Álvarez (daughter with Fernanda Gómez)

Maria Fernanda Álvarez


Date of birth: December 29, 2017

Maria is Canelo’s youngest daughter. All his kids are from different mothers. The name of Maria’s mom is Fernanda Gómez. She got acquainted with the athlete through their common friend, who works for another popular athlete, Oscar De La Hoya. Fernanda and Canelo dated for a year, but then they separated. But the boxer stays connected with his little girl Maria in spite of his busy schedule. He threw a big party on her first birthday.

Mia Ener Alvarez (daughter with Valeria Quiroz)

Mia Ener Alvarez (daughter with Valeria Quiroz)


Mia is the second oldest daughter of Canelo. She is the result of his romantic relationships with a model Valeria Quiroz. The girl lives with her mother in Los Angeles. 

Saul Adiel Alvarez (son with Nelda Sepulveda)

Saul Adiel Alvarez


Date of birth: September 2019

The fourth kid (and the first boy) was welcomed in Canelo Alvarez’s big family in September 2019, 9 months after the birth of his third daughter Maria. The boy’s mother is a business lady Nelda Sepulveda. In May 2019 Canelo’s boy was baptized. The journalists came to the church to take an interview from a famous father, but the boxer asked the media representatives to go away, as he hadn’t invited them to the private and very personal event from his life. 

Who are Canelo Alvarez parents?

Santos Alvarez (father)

Santos Alvarez


Canelo is a family man. He is closely knitted with his four kids, numerous siblings, and of course, with his parents. The name of his father is Santos Alvarez. Santos became a father of seven boys (including Canelo) and one girl with his wife of many years Ana María Barragán. In 2005 the athlete’s parents separated. Soon after the divorce with Ana Maria, Santos was involved in a romance with a woman, named Susana. In 2006 he welcomed a boy Bryan with her. Later the couple separated. Currently, Santos lives in Juanacatlan, Jalisco, Mexico. He accompanies his son at public events from time to time. 

Ana Maria Barragan (mother)

Ana Maria Barragan


Ana is Canelo’s mother, whom he praises on his Instagram account all the time. The woman is still very close to her popular son. In her recent interview, she confessed, that each Canelo’s win or loss on the ring is always her special emotional experience. She attends her son’s fights from time to time and always roots for Alvarez.

Ana Maria raised her son Saul and his siblings on the farm. She comes from a poor working-class family and has never had an idea that soon one of her kids would become a world-famous athlete.

Canelo Alvarez siblings

Rigoberto Alvarez (older brother)

Rigoberto Alvarez


Date of birth: January 20, 1978

Rigoberto Álvarez Barragán is Canelo’s older brother, his inspiration and his role model. The oldest of the Alvarez kids, he was the first to start the career of a boxer. The holder of numerous titles, like Mexican National Middleweight Champion, WBC Super Middleweight Champion, and others, he is the favorite boxer of his brother Canelo. Rigo and Canelo share warm friendly relationships. Rigo is retired as of now.

Daniel Alvarez (older brother)

Daniel is the second oldest brother of the stellar athlete Saul Alvarez. He was a boxer, too, but he didn’t reach Saul’s height in the dangerous world of box. 

Ricardo Alvarez (older brother)

Date of birth: November 21, 1981

Ricardo, Saul’s older brother, is another representative of the boxing family. He has reached some career goals, too. Ricardo participated in 30 fights during the years of his career and won 24 of them.

Gonzalo Alvarez (older brother)

Gonzalo Alvarez is a former professional boxer. His career was very short – it started in 2008 and ended after a year. Now he lives in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He has warm relationships with Canelo and his other siblings.

Victor Alvarez (older brother)

The other older brother of Canelo was boxing in the ring for 2 years in a row – in 2008-2010. Then he retired and settled in Jalisco, Mexico. On June 28, 2008, he settled a record in the company of his brothers, which was registered in the Guinness Book. He was one of seven brothers who fought on the same day in the same boxing program – that happened for the first time in sports history. 

Ramon Alvarez (older brother)

Ramon Alvarez brother Canelo Alvarez


Date of birth: May 28, 1986

Juan Ramon Alvarez, who is nicknamed by his fans as Inocente, is another representative of an athletic breed. He is still an active boxer and holder of many prestigious titles, like IBF Light Middleweight Champion.

Ana Elda Alvarez (older sister)

Ana Elda Alvarez


Ana Elda is the only sister of Saul Alvares. The athlete finds the place in his heart for her, too. From time to time he shares photos with his sister through social media. It becomes obvious from their pictures that they are very close.

Bryan Alvarez (younger half-brother from paternal side)

Date of birth: circa 2006

Bryan is a son of Santos, Saul’s father, and a woman named Susana, with whom he cohabited after the divorce with an athlete’s mother. In 2012 Susana reported about him to the police. She accused her ex in domestic violence and in the reluctance of paying child support money.


Saul Alvarez, frequently addressed in the media as Canelo, was ranked by Forbes as one of the highest-paid athletes in the world in 2019. That achievement is one of the most desirable for any celebrity worldwide. But how did Saul achieved that height?

Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan entered this world in the Mexican city of Guadalajara. He was the youngest son in the big family of Santos and Ana Alvarez. All Alvarez boys were athletic and practiced boxing on the professional level. But just Saul and his older brother Rigo became internationally popular sports stars.

He got in the ring for the first time at the age of 13, and since then boxing has become the inseparable part of his life. As an amateur, he took part in 20 boxing matches. Twice he got the victory in the nation-wide boxing tournament in Mexico. At the age of 14, he won his first gold medal. 

In 2005 Saul started boxing as a professional. Around that time he got the nickname “Canelo”, which means “cinnamon” in Spanish. He got that moniker for the string of freckles, which decorated his nose (so untypical for a Mexican). The freckles reminded the boxer’s fan cinnamon powder.

He started his career with several loud victories. At first, he knocked out two of his rivals in a row. In 2008 he fought with Miguel Vasquez and defeated him at the end of the fourth round. Two years later he won the match with Gabriel Martinez. The latter one refused to continue the fight after the twelfth round. As a result, Canelo got a WBA Fedecentro belt. 

He was just 20 when he had become the runner-up in the WBC World Championship. To get that title he knocked out Luciano Leonel Cuello. 

Canelo got the first prize in many matches and tournaments during the years of his career. But in 2013 there was one match, which he had lost. Then he met the stronger rival in the ring – that was legendary Floyd Mayweather. Alvarez loss was predictable – Floyd was much more experienced at that time and he had started his career nine years earlier than Canelo. The fight between them was tense and million people worldwide were watching it. That match became the most profitable in Canelo’s life. 

In 2019 Alvarez remains a busy athlete. He is one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world. 

Interesting and fun facts

  1. Canelo Álvarez’s love life is very active. He dated lots of beautiful and famous ladies. In his dating list, there are the beauties Kate del Castillo (an actress), Shannon de Lima, ex-wife of the singer Marc Antonio, who is in his turn the ex-husband of Jennifer Lopez. Besides, he has four kids from four different mothers.
  2. His net worth is estimated at $100 million.
  3. Canelo has a reputation as one of the most self-disciplined athletes. He is very strict about his meal plan and he workouts a lot.
  4. He names his fans “Canelo Team”. The sports star is very simple and friendly to his fans and very often takes pictures with them, when they ask.
  5. His height is 5 ft 9 in and his weight is 163 pounds. 
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