Canelo Alvarez, the number 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world, undisputed super middleweight champion, and a former champion in several different weight classes, does not require any introduction.
But, not everyone knows the small details regarding Canelo Alvarez like his date of birth, age, height, weight, and more details like his relationships, girlfriends, and children.
Age, Date of Birth & Real Name
Canelo was born on July 18, July 1990, and is currently 31 years of age. Born in the outskirts of Guadalajara, Jalisco in Mexico, Canelo’s real name is Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan. He is the youngest of eight siblings. All of his 6 elder brothers are also professional boxers.
Height and Weight
Canelo Alvarez is 5 ft 7 ½ inch (171 cm). He has participated in different weight categories – Welterweight (147 lbs/66kg), Light Middleweight(154lbs/69kg), Middleweight(160lbs/72kg), Light Heavyweight(175lbs/79kg), and Super Middleweight(168lbs/76kg). His weight in his last fight against Caleb Plant was 168lbs(76kh). He has been expertly able to switch to different weights as per his competing weight class.
Canelo’s Wife and Former Girlfriends
Alvarez married his long-term partner Fernanda Gomez in May 2021. Canelo and Fernanda have been dating since 2016. Gomez herself is a social media celebrity in Mexico with around a million followers on Instagram. She also owns a boutique named “Nailbar & Boutique” in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Canelo previously dated Karen Beltran during his childhood days, who is the mother of his first child. Canelo later dated Valeria Quiroz, but that relationship was short-lived. He also dated Marisol Gonzalez, Miss Mexico Universe 2003 and sports presenter, and even got engaged to her in 2010.
After his breakup with Gomez in 2017, he dated his business partner and model Nelda Suplveda for around a year. He also dated Shannon De Lima before getting back with Gomez.
Canelo has three children – all with different mothers. Alvarez first became a father at 16 with his high school girlfriend Karen Beltran. The pair had a daughter named Emily Cinnamon Alvarez/ Despite becoming a father at such a young age, Alvarez did not ghost on his responsibilities. He also maintains her relationship with his daughter despite splitting with Beltran.
Canelo has her second daughter, Maria Fernanda Alvarez, with his wife Fernanda Gomez in 2017. Canelo’s third child is a son named Saul Adiel Alvarez with Nelda Sepulveda in 2019.