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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez

Records

56-1-2

Form

TKO 8
TKO 3
UD 12
TKO 11
UD 12

Belts held

The Ring Super Middleweight champion
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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
United Kingdom flag Saunders (30-0-0) TKO 8 08-May-2021
Time inactive
165 days - (5 months & 12 days)
Won against
United Kingdom flag Smith (27-0-0) UD 12 19-Dec-2020
Time held
305 days - (10 months & 1 day)
Total defences
2
May 08 2021
TKO 8 United Kingdom flag Saunders (30-0-0)
Feb 27 2021
TKO 3 Turkey flag Yildirim (21-2-0)
Activity average
Every 153 days - (5 months)
Mandatory challenger
TBC
Last mandatory
None Called Yet
Since a mandatory
305 days - (10 months & 1 day)
WBC Franchise Middleweight champion
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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
846 days - (2 years & 3 months)
Won against
(Promoted From Secondary Belt)
Time held
846 days - (2 years & 3 months)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Mandatory challenger
TBC
Last mandatory
None Called Yet
Since a mandatory
846 days - (2 years & 3 months)
WBO World Super Middleweight champion
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Next Scheduled Defence
United States flag Plant (21-0-0) 06-Nov-2021
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
164 days - (5 months & 11 days)
Won against
United Kingdom flag Saunders (30-0-0) TKO 8 08-May-2021
Time held
164 days - (5 months & 11 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Mandatory challenger
TBC
Last mandatory
None Called Yet
Since a mandatory
164 days - (5 months & 11 days)
WBC World Super Middleweight champion
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Next Scheduled Defence
United States flag Plant (21-0-0) 06-Nov-2021
Last defence
United Kingdom flag Saunders (30-0-0) TKO 8 08-May-2021
Time inactive
165 days - (5 months & 12 days)
Won against
United Kingdom flag Smith (27-0-0) UD 12 19-Dec-2020
Time held
305 days - (10 months & 1 day)
Total defences
2
May 08 2021
TKO 8 United Kingdom flag Saunders (30-0-0)
Feb 27 2021
TKO 3 Turkey flag Yildirim (21-2-0)
Activity average
Every 153 days - (5 months)
Mandatory challenger
TBC
Last mandatory
None Called Yet
Since a mandatory
305 days - (10 months & 1 day)
WBA Super World Super Middleweight champion
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Next Scheduled Defence
United States flag Plant (21-0-0) 06-Nov-2021
Last defence
United Kingdom flag Saunders (30-0-0) TKO 8 08-May-2021
Time inactive
165 days - (5 months & 12 days)
Won against
United Kingdom flag Smith (27-0-0) UD 12 19-Dec-2020
Time held
305 days - (10 months & 1 day)
Total defences
2
May 08 2021
TKO 8 United Kingdom flag Saunders (30-0-0)
Feb 27 2021
TKO 3 Turkey flag Yildirim (21-2-0)
Activity average
Every 153 days - (5 months)
Mandatory challenger
TBC
Last mandatory
None Called Yet
Since a mandatory
305 days - (10 months & 1 day)

Stats

age
31
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
Reach
70.5" / 179 cm
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

Wins
56
By KO
38
KO%
68%
Lost
1
Stopped
0
Draws
2
Debut
2005
Pro RDS
425

The story

A Mexican fan favorite who was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco on July 18, 1990, Saul Canelo Alvarez certainly comes from a boxing family. He’s the youngest of eight children, and all of the seven boys went on to become professional boxers. He got his nickname, Canelo, from his red hair.

He began training when he was 13, inspired after seeing his brother’s debut. Within a year, he was taking silver in the Junior Mexican National championships. At the same championships the next year, he became the champion. However, his trainers were having trouble finding anyone who wanted to fight him, so shortly after his championship he turned pro at only 15 years old. His amateur career ended with a record of 44-2.

His first professional fight was against Abraham Gonzalez on October 29, 2005, and he won it by TKO in the fourth round. He followed that up with a KO in round two against Pablo Alvarado, and then a split decision victory against Miguel Vazquez. After a first-round KO against Pedro Lopez, he fought Jorge Juarez and the fight was ruled a split draw.

Alvarez followed the draw up with a streak of eight consecutive wins by either KO or TKO, running his record to 12-0-1. He was staying active, and his trainers have said that he actually had an additional 10 KOs during that time span, but the small shows where he was fighting didn’t have very good recordkeeping. Regardless, he was fighting and dominating fighters much older than himself, demonstrating superstar potential. He was also staying active, as he would have seven official fights per year from 2006 to 2009.

After a unanimous decision victory over Christian Solano, he earned a shot at the Jalisco welterweight title on August 31, 2007 against Ricardo Cano. He easily took the fight after 12 rounds by unanimous decision. His next opportunity at a title was a few fights later on April 18, 2008, and he stopped Gabriel Martinez in 10 rounds to win the WBA Fedecentro welterweight title.

With three years of fighting in Mexico under his belt, he took his first trip to the United States on October 24, 2008 to face Larry Mosley in Cabazon, California. He won a clear unanimous decision after 10 rounds. His next fight was a month and a half later in Miami, Florida, and it didn’t last long, as he scored a TKO against Raul Pinzon in just one round.

Although his level of competition was increasing from relatively unknown fighters to more skilled boxers, Saul Canelo Alvarez was also improving. In the tradition of Mexican fighters, he liked to come forward and was adept at working both the body and head, particularly with his dangerous left hook. However, he was more than just a swarmer, as he also possessed sound defense, particularly in his ability to roll with punches.

During a string of victories, he picked up the NABF, WBO Latino and WBC Youth welterweight titles, along with the WBC Silver light middleweight title. With his record at 34-0-1, he took on the highly regarded Carlos Baldomir, who said he would knock out the young Mexican fighter. The exact opposite occurred, as Saul took out Baldomir in the sixth round, knocking him out cold in an electrifying performance.

After a unanimous decision win over Lovemore N’dou, he got his first world title shot for the WBC light middleweight title against Matthew Hatton. He dominated the proceedings and took a clear unanimous decision, with all three judges scoring it 119-108. He would then make five defenses of the belt, with TKO victories over Ryan Rhodes, Alfonso Gomez and Kermit Cintron, a unanimous decision against Shane Mosley and another TKO against Josesito Lopez. That set up a fight against Austin Trout with the WBC, WBA and The Ring light middleweight titles on the line. While Trout came in with a smart strategy and fought well, Alvarez put him down for the first time in his career with a seventh round knockdown and ended up taking a somewhat-close unanimous decision.

That set up a super fight between Saul Canelo Alvarez and one of the greatest fighters of all time in Floyd Mayweather Jr., who was moving back up in weight. It took place on September 14, 2013, and many felt that the younger fighter would give Mayweather one of his tougher tests, although few picked him to actually win. While the fight wasn’t action packed, it ended up being a great contest between two highly skilled fighters. Mayweather ended up taking a majority decision, with the scorecards reading 117-111, 116-112 and 114-114. Some observers felt that Mayweather won by a wide margin, while others thought that people were being swayed by Mayweather’s ability to always appear in control of the fight, even when an opponent is giving him trouble. Some analysts thought the fight was actually very close, and that people weren’t noticing Alvarez’s solid punches and defense. The fight certainly cemented the Mexican fighter as not just a star in his country but a star worldwide, as it sold 2.2 million pay-per-views.

Alvarez got back to his winning ways with a TKO of Alfredo Angulo, but then he looked subpar in his next fight, winning a split decision against Erislandy Lara. He erased the memory of that poor performance with a brutal third-round KO of James Kirkland, and followed that up with a solid unanimous decision victory over Miguel Cotto, where he won the WBC, The Ring and lineal middleweight titles.

He defended those belts against Amir Khan on May 7, 2016. While he had some trouble with Khan’s slick movement and jab in the early stages of the fight, he ended up finding his rhythm in the sixth round and landed a devastating right hand that put Khan to sleep. In his next fight, he took on Liam Smith for the WBO light middleweight title. He was in control from the very beginning, then scored knockdowns in rounds seven and eight before finishing Smith with a left hook to the body in the ninth round.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez profile

What is Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez's Record?

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez's record currently stands at 56 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws. Of those 56 wins he has stopped 38 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 68%. In his only defeat, he lost on the scorecards. He's boxed a total of 425 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 7.2 rounds on average.

What was Canelo's last fight?

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez's last fight took place against Billy Joe Saunders' on 8th May 2021, in Arlington, United States. He won by technical knockout in the 8th round. That fight was 5 months and 11 days ago.

How active is Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez?

Canelo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

What belts does Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez hold?

He currently holds the The Ring Super Middleweight, WBC Franchise Middleweight, WBO World Super Middleweight, WBC World Super Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Middleweight championships.

He won The Ring Super Middleweight, a vacant WBC World Super Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Middleweight belts against Callum Smith, beating him by unanimous decision after 12 rounds on 19th December 2020. He has held these belts for a total of 304 days (10 months) and has 2 defences on the The Ring, 2 defences on the WBC and 2 defences on the WBA.

He currently holds the WBC Franchise Middleweight belt, having been promoted from a secondary belt on 26th June 2019. He has held this belt for a total of 846 days (2 years, 3 months and 23 days) and is yet to make a defence of the belt. He is yet to make a mandatory defence of this belt.

He won WBO World Super Middleweight belt against Billy Joe Saunders, beating him by technical knockout in the 8th round on 8th May 2021. He has held this belt for a total of 164 days (5 months and 11 days) and is yet to make a defence of the belt. He is yet to make a mandatory defence of this belt.

Where is Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez From?

Canelo was born in Mexico.

How Old Is Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez?

The super middleweight is currently 31 years old. He was born on 18th July 1990, so he will turn 32 in 8 months and 29 days.

How long has Canelo been fighting?

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez made his professional debut in October 2005, so he has been a pro for 15 years and 11 months.

How tall is Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez?

Canelo is 5' 9" (5 Foot and 9 inches) which is 175cm (1 meter and 75 centimeters).

What is Canelo's Reach?

His reach is 70.5 inches (70.5") which is 179 cm (1 meter and 79 centimeters).

What stance does Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez use?

Canelo fights from a traditional orthodox stance, which means he favours his right hand as his power hand when fighting.

What are some potential opponents for Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez?

Some potential future fights for Canelo include Gennady Golovkin, Unified Light Heavyweight Champion Artur Beterbiev, Unified Welterweight Champion Errol Spence Jr, David Lemieux and Demetrius Andrade.

What will be Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez's Next Fight?

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is to face Caleb Plant next on Saturday 6th November 2021. The fight will take place at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada, United States. The fight will be broadcast on BT Sport Box Office in the UK, and Showtime PPV in the United States.

How can I stream Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez's Fights?

In the UK you stream Canelo's fight against Plant on BT Sport Box Office.

In the US you can stream Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez fight via Fite.TV – PPV US and Showtime App PPV.

What are some recent Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez results?

Canelo has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he defeated Avni Yildirim on 27th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at Hard Rock Stadium, Florida, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Callum Smith on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Alamodome, Texas.

Going into that contest, he had beat Sergey Kovalev on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Daniel Jacobs on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had beat Rocky Fielding on 15th December 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez's next fight

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Saturday, Nov 06 2021

When is Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez's Next Fight?

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is to face Caleb Plant next on Saturday 6th November 2021. The fight will take place at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada, United States. The fight will be broadcast on BT Sport Box Office in the UK, and Showtime PPV in the United States.

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Saturday, 6 November 2021

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Show open: TBA

Main event starts: 4am est

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