|Age||33 years (.2023)|
|Height||5 feet 7 inches|
|Profession||Mexican professional boxer|
|Weight||76 kg – 167 lbs|
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|Mother||Ana Maria Barragán|
|Brother||Ricardo Álvarez, Rigoberto Álvarez, Ramón Álvarez|
|Sister||Ana Elda Álvarez|
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|Wife/Spouse||Fernanda Gómez (m. 2021)|
|Sons||Saúl Adiel Álvarez|
|Daughter||Emily Cinnamon Alvarez, María Fernanda Álvarez, Mía Ener Álvarez|
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|Real Name||Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán|
|Famous||Mexican professional boxer|
|Date of Birth||18 July 1990|
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|Net worth||$90 million|
|Appeared In||Team Khan|
|Source||Source Of Income boxing|
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|Height cm||173 in centimeter|
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Mexican boxer Santos Sal “Canelo” Barragán competes professionally. He has won several world championships, including unified titles in three of those weight classes and lineal crowns in two, from light middleweight to light heavyweight. He has held the WBA (Super), WBC, and Ring magazine belts since 2020, as well as the IBF and WBO crowns since 2021. Alvarez explained in an interview that he was born outside of Guadalajara, Jalisco, despite the fact that his family is originally from Los Reyes, Michoacán.
He started riding horses as a child on the farm his family-owned, and he still does so to this day. Alvarez is one of seven boys, and he is the youngest of eight children; All of his brothers went on to compete in professional boxing. His brothers who box at welterweight include Ricardo Alvarez, Ramón Alvarez, and Rigoberto Alvarez, a former WBA interim world champion. The masculine Spanish word for cinnamon, Canelo, is commonly used as a nickname for people with red hair.
People in Mexico often think of Irish soldiers with red hair who fought for Mexico in the Saint Patrick’s Battalion during the Mexican–American War. Alvarez once stated, “There might have been an Irish grandfather somewhere back in my past.” when discussing his ancestry. He was bullied at a young age because he was called “Jicama con Chile,” which means “jicama with chili flakes,” which is a popular Mexican snack. After witnessing his older brother Rigoberto make his professional boxing debut, Alvarez began training in the sport of boxing when he was around 13 years old.
At the Junior Mexican National Championships in Sinaloa in 2004, he won the silver medal. At the age of 15, he won the title of Junior Mexican National Boxing Champion in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. With 12 victories, he had a 44-2 record as a rookie. Alvarez turned professional at the age of 15 because his then-trainers, father-and-son duo Chepo and Eddy Reynoso, were unable to find him, suitable junior opponents. He did so shortly after winning the Junior National Championship. In his first 19 months as a professional, he defeated 11 of his 13 recorded opponents, all of whom were much older.
However, these fights, which were all held in small venues in the Mexican state of Nayarit, were so poorly documented that it was not worth the effort to seek to correct the record. This indicates that he currently holds a record of 67–2–2 with 49 victories. Over the course of his three years as a professional, his weight fluctuated, and before settling at 147 pounds for the welterweight class, he fought twice at the 140-pound limit for light welterweight. On January 20, 2006, in his hometown of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Alvarez defeated the future IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vázquez to win the third official fight of his career.
In a rematch on June 28, 2008, Alvarez defeated Vázquez once more. When he fought all six of his brothers on the same night, Canelo being the youngest, he also made history on that fight card. The fact that three of them failed to win in their pro debuts was the only drawback. The other four brothers, who had more experience, won. On March 6, 2010, he defeated Brian Camechis in the third round in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. At the Vicente Fernández Arena, he defeated Luciano Leonel Cuello by technical knockout (KO) in the sixth round to win the WBC Silver Light middleweight title.
Vicente Fernández, a Mexican singer, gave Alvarez a horse during the post-fight interview. The mayor of Tepic also gave him a horse, which Alvarez occasionally trains. He then took on Carlos Baldomir, the former WBC welterweight champion, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on the undercard of Shane Mosley vs. Sergio Mora. Baldomir said in an interview before the fight that he wanted Mora vs. Mosley’s winner, “after I knock out El Canelo.”
For the fight, Baldomir weighed 153.4 pounds, which was contracted at 151 pounds. If a fighter is overweight in California, he or she forfeits 20% of their purse to the other fighter. However, Alvarez declined Baldomir’s additional $12,000. Baldomir was knocked out cold by a crushing blow from Alvarez in the sixth round. With his victory, Alvarez became the first boxer to knock out Carlos Baldomir and the second boxer to ever do so. Alvarez won the light middleweight championship in Veracruz by unanimous decision over former world champion Lovemore N’dou. Despite the wide margins of 119–109, 120–108, and 120–108 on the official scorecards, it was fierce competition.
Alvarez was supposed to be the mandatory challenger for the winner of the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito for the vacant WBC light middleweight title. The fight took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, and HBO broadcast it. In the seventh round, which was unanimously scored 9–9, Varez was penalized one point for hitting after the break. The fight was scored 119–108 by all three judges at the ringside. Alvarez landed 47% of his 626 punches, including 53% of his power shots.
In a fight that averaged 1.4 million viewers on HBO, Hatton only connected with 25% of his 546 strikes. In order to win the WBC title, Ryan Rhodes, the current European light middleweight champion and fourth-ranked Ring light middleweight in the category, faced Alvarez. Rhodes was defeated by TKO in the 12th round by Alvarez on June 18, 2011, in Guadalajara, Jalisco. On HBO, the fight drew an average of 1.6 million viewers.
On 17 September 2011, Alvarez overcame The Contender opponent Alfonso Gómez at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to successfully defend the same WBC title. Gómez won most of the first five rounds despite being severely hurt by Lvarez in the opening round. When he backed up Gómez with a right hand in the sixth round, Alvarez was looking for one shot. He then gave the referee a flurry to get him to intervene and end the fight. In the fifth round, Alvarez defeated Kermit Cintrón via TKO.
In the fourth round, Alvarez punished the former welterweight champion from Puerto Rico with body shots and straight right hands after feeling out his opponent for the first three rounds. He once knocked Cintrón down and threatened to hurt him at the end of the round, but the bell saved Cintrón. In the fifth round, Cintrón made a few attempts to catch Alvarez, but Alvarez eventually outclassed him with a few strong straight right punches, and the referee stepped in to halt the fight.
On HBO, the fight drew an average of 1.5 million viewers: Boxing at night. Richard Schaefer made the announcement that Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena would co-feature Alvarez’s next fight. Shane Mosley was announced as Alvarez’s May opponent for the WBC light middleweight title on February 11, 2012. After twelve rounds, Alvarez defeated Mosley by unanimous decision. On 15 September 2012, Alvarez was originally scheduled to fight Paul Williams, a top-ten Ring light middleweight and former welterweight champion.
However, on May 27, 2012, Williams was involved in a motorcycle accident in Georgia, Georgia, which left him paralyzed from the waist down and ended his boxing career. James Kirkland, Austin Trout, Delvin Rodriguez, and Victor Ortiz were among Varez’s potential opponents for his fight in September. Alvarez was slated to defend his title against former welterweight champion Victor Ortiz in the main event of a Showtime pay-per-view card called “Knockout Kings” at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. However, on June 23, Ortiz was unable to defeat underdog Josesito López in what was supposed to be a “tune-up” fight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
He lost the fight due to a stoppage by the referee (broken jaw), and as a result, he had to cancel his fight with Alvarez. López was instead scheduled to fight Canelo on September 15 at the MGM Grand for Varez’s WBC light middleweight title. On Showtime, the fight averaged 1.04 million viewers. For the fight, Canelo received $2 million, while López received $212,500, a smaller sum. His next fight was against Austin Trout on April 20, 2013, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The fight was supposed to be the co-main event of Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Robert Guerrero over Cinco de Mayo weekend; However, despite their potential fight on September 14, 2013, Alvarez chose to headline his card instead due to a contract dispute with Mayweather.
Alvarez won the WBA (Regular) and vacant Ring light middleweight titles as well as successfully defended his WBC light middleweight title in front of 39,247 fans. Trout appeared to have a well-thought-out strategy throughout the first few rounds. However, after the third round, Alvarez’s power took over, and in the seventh round, he defeated Trout for the first time in his career. With a straight right hand and a pawing left jab, Alvarez set up the knockdown. The fight was closer than expected, but Alvarez was able to control Trout the entire time with impressive head movement and mind-blowing power.
With a fair margin of 115–112 from Filipino judge Rey Danseco, 116–111 from Texas judge Oren Shellenberger, and 118–109 from South African official Stanley Christodoulou, all three scorecards were in favor of Alvarez. Even though the final score of 118-109 was close, most sports analysts predicted that Lvarez would win by about two points. According to CompuBox statistics, Alvarez was the more accurate puncher, landing 124 of his 431 thrown punches, while Trout was the busier fighter, landing 154 of 769 thrown punches (20 percent). After the bout, Trout said he hadn’t underestimated Alvarez and that he had prepared for a different opponent.
On September 14, 2013, Alvarez, the unified WBA (Regular) and WBC light middleweight champion, fought Floyd Mayweather Jr., the pound-for-pound champion, WBA (Super) light middleweight champion, and Ring magazine welterweight champion. Mayweather held a world title at welterweight (147 lbs), however, he likewise still claimed a light middleweight title (154 lbs), which he won by outpointing Miguel Cotto in May 2012. Even though the fight was being fought at a catchweight of 152 lbs, he was moving back up in weight to face Alvarez with their belts on the line.
The WBC and Ring light middleweight titles held by Alvarez and the WBA (Super) light middleweight titles held by Mayweather were at issue in the fight. According to reports, Mayweather weighed 150 pounds on fight night, while Alvarez weighed 165 pounds. Mayweather defeated Alvarez by a majority decision at the MGM Garden in front of a 16,746-strong crowd that had already sold out. The fight was scored a draw by Judge C. J. Ross, 114–114. Craig Metcalfe gave it a 117–111 score, while Dave Moretti gave it a score of 116–112. After this argument, Judge Ross resigned.”I can’t control what the judges do,” Mayweather said of the contentious scorecard.
The fight was won by Mayweather, according to CompuBox stats. While Varez connected on 117 of the 526 punches he threw, he landed 232 of them (or 46%), Mayweather procured an ensured $41.5 million to Álvarez’s $5 million. Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer confirmed on January 9 that a deal had been made to fight Alvarez and Mexican boxer Alfredo Angulo, 31, (22–3, 18 KOs), on March 8 on Showtime PPV at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
ESPN reported in March that the fight would take place at a catchweight of 155 pounds because Alvarez was unable to meet the 154-pound light-middleweight limit. Varez agreed to pay $100,000 of his minimum $1.25 million purse to Angulo for the PPV fight, bringing his total to $850,000.During the negotiations, Alvarez also agreed that on fight night, he would weigh no more than 168 pounds. The first of Alvarez’s five fights at the 155-pound catchweight was this one.
On fight night, Alvarez weighed 174 pounds while Angulo weighed 170 pounds on Showtime’s scale. At the MGM, Alvarez came out firing, throwing combinations in front of 14,610 people. Alvarez stopped Angulo in the tenth round, punctuated by a lead left uppercut, in a fairly even fight. When Angulo’s left eye began to swell in the sixth round, the fight came to an end. The crowd booed and was displeased when the referee stopped the fight. At the hour of stoppage, two adjudicators had it 89-82, and the third appointed authority had it 88-83, all for Álvarez. After the fight, Angulo expressed his dissatisfaction with the stoppage, saying, “I told Tony he did the wrong job tonight.”We are instructed to always take care of ourselves by the referee.
I can look after myself. In the final four or three rounds, I planned to put in more effort. I prepared well for this fight.”I’m very upset,” Virgil Hunter, his trainer, said of the referee Tony Weeks. I told the doctor and the referee that I would end the fight if Canelo fired two or three shots at once. One punch came from him. Everybody is aware that Alfredo was gaining strength. On July 12, 2014, Alvarez fought Erislandy Lara at the MGM Grand in a non-title fight. Because the fight took place at a catchweight of 155 pounds and both fighters weighed precisely 155 pounds, Lara’s WBA light middleweight title was not at stake. Lara entered the ring weighing 166 pounds, whereas Alvarez rehydrated to 171 pounds.
With two judges giving each fighter a score of 115–113 and the final judge giving him a score of 117–111, Alvarez won a very close fight that ended in a split decision. Many people disagreed with the final scorecard because they thought it was too wide. CompuBox says that Lara got 55 jabs to nine from Alvarez, who connected with 5 percent of them. Varez was able to land 88 power punches, while Lara only managed 53. Lara took control of the game early on by sticking to her stick and moving her pieces.
When Lara was on the ropes, Alvarez was able to repeatedly press the fight against a backing-up Lara despite Lara’s lack of force or frequency. Lara had problems landing a one-two combination. Due to his lead hand, Lara’s one-two combination was incredibly effective; however, as the fight went on and he grew more hesitant, his output dropped. In the seventh round, Varez was able to cut Lara with a lead left uppercut.
Oscar De La Hoya dismissed any talk of a rematch in the future, saying, “No one wants a rematch,” even though the decision is still up for debate. Oscar De La Hoya announced in January 2015 that Alvarez and James Kirkland (32–1, 28 KOs) had agreed to fight in a non-title light middleweight bout, but that no date or location had been set. Due to the lack of an official date for the upcoming Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight, the date was not set.
At the official press conference in March, it was announced that the fight would take place on May 9, 2015, live on HBO, at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. This would be one week after Mayweather and Pacquiao’s fight on May 2. This was Varez’s first fight under his lucrative HBO contract. Alvarez defeated Kirkland via knockout in the third round in front of 31,588 fans. In the first round, Lvarez knocked Kirkland down with a straight right hand after Alvarez wobbled him. Kirkland was knocked down by a counter-right uppercut in the third round. With a quick body jab and right hand that resulted in the KO, Alvarez ended the fight. Kirkland landed 42 of 197 punches, while Alvarez landed 87 of 150 (58 percent).
The fight was watched by an average of 2.146 million people on HBO and reached its highest audience of 2.296 million people in 2015. In front of 11,274 fans at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on November 21, 2015, Alvarez defeated Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision to win the WBC, Ring, and lineal middleweight belts. At Cotto’s request, the fight was held at a catchweight of 155 pounds. Even though Cotto put in a tremendous effort and moved well throughout the fight, the judges gave surprisingly wide scores of 117–111, 119–109, and 118–110 to Alvarez for his superior power and accuracy.
Despite fighting much harder, ESPN.com still gave Alvarez the victory, 115–113. CompuBox indicates that Alvarez landed 155 of 484 punches, or 32%, while Cotto landed 129 of 629 or 21%. Alvarez landed the more powerful blows and caused more damage. At their headquarters in Mexico, the WBC awarded Alvarez the WBC Diamond middleweight title two months after the fight. The fight brought in approximately $58 million in domestic revenue, according to HBO, thanks to 900,000 PPV buys. Since 2002, this was the first time a PPV without Mayweather, Pacquiao, or De La Hoya had 900,000 viewers. Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson squared off in that fight for the heavyweight title.
At the beginning of 2016, it was made public that British boxer Amir Khan would fight Alvarez at middleweight for the WBC, Ring, and lineal middleweight titles. The fight took place in Las Vegas on May 7, 2016, at the brand-new T-Mobile Arena. HBO PPV broadcast the fight. During the first five rounds, Khan kept his distance and used his speed to enter and exit, causing Alvarez initial difficulties. Khan was knocked out by a devastating right hand from Alvarez in round six. According to figures provided by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), the fight brought in a live gate of $7,417,350.13,072 tickets sold for that total, far short of a sell-out. The Lvarez–Khan gross ranks 34th among all Nevada games. Nearly 600,000 people purchased PPVs for the fight. To promote a subsequent fight between the two fighters, Alvarez and his team invited middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin into the ring after the fight.”Let’s fight now,” Varez said in an interview with HBO’s Max Kellerman following the fight. Varez resigned from his WBC title on May 18, 2016, after fighting Khan. Gennady Golovkin was given the title right away by the WBC. On June 24, it was announced that Alvarez would fight 27-year-old WBO champion Liam Smith (23–0–1, 13 KOs) from England in the main event of an HBO PPV card on September 17 at 154 pounds. Golden Boy Promotions announced on July 18 that the fight would take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, rather than the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, which was the other potential venue. Canelo will next face Liam Smith, a fantastic fighter with real knockout power and the owner of the WBO light middleweight world title. Canelo has competed in his previous five fights at 155 pounds, which is his favorite catchweight. In front of a record-breaking 51,240 spectators, Alvarez regained the light middleweight world title in round nine with a devastating left hook to the body. In a fight that Varez had control of from the start, Smith was also knocked down once in round seven and once in round eight. With a connect rate of 37%, Alvarez landed 157 of 422 punches, while Smith landed 115 of 403 with a connect rate of 29%. The battle drew an expected 300,000 PPV purchases. In an interview with Ring magazine in December, Golden Boy president Eric Gomez stated that Varez might fight in the first quarter of 2017 at 154 to defend his world title. He additionally expressed that there were still designs for Álvarez to battle Golovkin later in the year. Following Julio César Chávez Jr’s. rebound win against Dominik Britsch in December 2016, he guaranteed he was back and prepared to battle Golovkin at 168 lbs and Álvarez at a 164-pound catchweight. As both parties expressed interest in fighting, negotiations for a possible HBO PPV fight in 2017 on Cinco de Mayo weekend began shortly after.De La Hoya said a battle with Golovkin would, in any case, be possible in September 2017. Brilliant Kid president Eric Gomez affirmed a catchweight of 165 lbs was settled between the two sides. Mauricio Sulaiman, president of the WBC, was on board, declaring that the fight was a “very attractive fight” and that he would likely involve his organization.Julio César Chávez Sr. died on December 18th.spoke about the negotiations that were going on, saying that Golden Boy was giving his son a small amount in exchange for a possible big PPV fight. He went on to say that a counteroffer was made after his son was offered a $5 million purse without being told he would get a cut of the PPV revenue. Chávez Jr. and his team were fine with the inclusion of a rematch clause in the agreement. Chávez Seniorcontinued by admitting that he was fully aware that Alvarez was the A-side in the fight and that he would accept anywhere from 30 to 35 percent of the total revenue. On 22 December, the WBO made Álvarez the obligatory challenger to the middleweight title, skirting the past number one Avtandil Khurtsidze, which was thought of as disputable because of Álvarez right now not battling at middleweight. Khurtsidze chose not to appeal the decision, despite having ten days to do so. On December 24, Alvarez and his team gave Chávez Jr. a week to accept the terms, which included a $7 million purse, or else he would think about other options. The contract was supposedly sent to Al Haymon, who advised Chávez Jr. and urged him to sign it on January 12, 2017, by De La Hoya and Alvarez. A day later, Chávez Jr. stated that he would sign the contract and that he had agreed to all of Alvarez’s demands. Chávez Jr. claims that the new requirements included a $6 million base purse, a 164.5-pound weight limit, and PPV revenue percentages.
Alvarez made the official announcement on January 13 that the fight would take place on May 6, 2017. In addition, a clause stating that Chávez Jr. would be subject to a $1 million fine for every pound Chávez Jr. exceeds the limit was included in the agreement if Chávez Jr. won the fight. Golden Boy Promotions announced on February 4 that the fight would take place at the Paradise, Nevada, T-Mobile Arena. After the fight with Chávez Jr., Alvarez said on February 22 that he would fight at middleweight instead of vacating his WBO light middleweight title. The fight was announced as a sell-out on March 3 with 20,000 tickets sold since they went on sale to the general public on February 20. In a teleconference on April 11, Alvarez told boxing reporters that after the fight with Chávez Jr., he would fight as a 160-pound middleweight.
Before any shares of PPV, it was reported that Alvarez would earn $5 million and Chávez Jr. $3 million, according to the NSAC. The numbers would rise as a result of PPV sales. In front of a 20,510-strong sold-out crowd, Alvarez prevailed with a unanimous decision victory. For Alvarez, all three judges awarded 120–108 points. Throughout the fight, Chávez Jr. displayed extreme caution. He came forward at times and also put Alvarez against the ropes, but he did not punch. Due to a lack of action, the crowd yelled in the later rounds. In the post-fight interview, Varez spoke with HBO’s Max Kellerman about his fighting style, saying, “Tonight, I showed I could move, I could box, I showed as a fighter I can do all things.
“He just wouldn’t do it. I thought I was going to show that I was a fighter who could throw punches. I’ve demonstrated that I can do a lot in the ring, and I’ve demonstrated that I can showcase myself in anything a fighter brings.”According to CompuBox statistics, Chávez Jr. landed 71 of 302 punches and Alvarez landed 228 of 604 (38 percent). During the fifth round, Alvarez had landed 102 punches, while Chávez Jr. had landed 25. The fight was responsible for at least one million sales, according to early figures.
A week later, an average of 769,000 people watched a replay on regular HBO. Since 2002, when Lennox Lewis defeated Mike Tyson to retain his heavyweight world titles, this was the first boxing match to generate over a million PPV purchases without Mayweather, Pacquiao, or De La Hoya. Sources later confirmed that the fight resulted in close to 1.2 million purchases, which would have generated approximately $80 million.
Immediately following the fight with Chávez Jr., Alvarez announced that he would fight Gennady Golovkin on September 16, 2017, at a location yet to be chosen. Golovkin was joined by his trainer Abel Sanchez and promoter Tom Loeffler, despite his stated absence from the fight. During the announcement, Golovkin joined him in the ring to help promote their upcoming fight.” Golovkin, you are next, my friend,” Alvarez said through a translator.
The conflict is over. Since I was 15 and fighting professionally, I have never feared anyone. Fear did not exist when I was born.”I feel very excited,” Golovkin said as he entered the ring. The situation is different now. It will be a big drama show in a different style in September. I’m prepared. First, congratulations to Canelo and his team for tonight. At present, I think everybody is amped up for September. Canelo performed admirably tonight, and he is without a doubt my greatest challenge yet. I wish Canelo success in September.”
Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez told the LA Times on May 9 that Varez had an immediate rematch clause in his contract, whereas Golovkin would not be guaranteed a rematch if he lost. The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was announced on June 5 as the venue for the fight, which would be Golovkin’s first fight in Nevada.
The fight did not take place at AT&T Stadium, Madison Square Garden, or Dodgers Stadium. In a statement, Golden Boy Promotions Eric Gomez stated that Varez would fight for the IBF title. This means that he would participate in the second-day weigh-in, where the IBF mandates that no boxer weighs more than 160 pounds. He claimed that he would not be fighting for the WBC title, despite saying that no one knew for sure. On 7 July 2017, Brilliant Kid and K2 Advancements exclusively declared the tickets had sold out.
Golden Boy matchmaker Robert Diaz announced on August 15 that Varez would attend the mandatory second-day weigh-in for the IBF and intend to fight for both the WBA title and the IBF title. He also made it clear that while Varez would not pay the sanctioning fees for the WBC and IBO titles, Golovkin would still defend them. Daryl Peoples, president of the IBF, announced on August 22 that they would no longer require a second-day weigh-in for unification fights. This means that neither fighter would have to participate, but they would still encourage them to do so. Before any shares of the revenue were added to their purses, it was reported that Alvarez would earn a base minimum of $5 million and Golovkin would earn $3 million.
Golovkin and Alvarez fought to a split draw on fight night in front of a sold-out crowd of 22,358 people (118–110 Alvarez, 115–113 Golovkin, and 114–114). Dan Rafael of ESPN and Harold Lederman of HBO gave Golovkin a score of 116–112 in favor of Golovkin. The scorecard of 118–110 in favor of Alvarez by Judge Adalaide Byrd was widely mocked. While a draw was justifiable, a card that wide in favor of Alvarez was inexcusable, according to many observers, Golovkin had won a close, narrow fight. Despite this, Nevada Athletic Commission director Bob Bennett stated that Byrd possessed his complete trust going forward.
Despite the controversy, the fight was called a “classic” by several mainstream media outlets. Both boxers found their rhythm early on, with Alvarez utilizing his footwork and golovkin establishing his jab. Golovkin took over during the middle rounds, particularly those between rounds four and eight, where Alvarez started each round quickly but seemed to tire out after a minute, winning the rounds. The championship rounds were, without a doubt, the best of the fight because Alvarez started to counter more and the two fighters stood toe-to-toe, exchanging a lot of missed punches. Golovkin made his 19th defense in a row thanks to the draw, one more than the great middleweight Bernard Hopkins.
According to CompuBox statistics, Golovkin was the busier of the two and landed 218 of his 703 shots (31 percent), whereas Varez was more accurate and landed 169 of his 505 shots (34 percent).In ten of the twelve rounds, Golovkin won by knockout. The replay, which aired on HBO a week later, averaged 726,000 viewers and reached a peak of 840,000. “It was a big drama show,” Golovkin told Max Kellerman after the fight. I have nothing to do with the score. Every round, I put pressure on him. Look, all of the belts are still mine. I remain the victor.” In the first rounds, I came out to see what he had,” said Alvarez, who felt as though he had won the fight. From there, I built further. After eight rounds, I think I won. I believed I had won the battle.
In the ring, I think I did better. At least seven or eight rounds went my way. Gennady was made to stumble at least three times by my ability to counterpunch. Once more, on the off chance that we battle, it depends on individuals. My drawing has made me angry. Abel Sanchez, Golovkin’s trainer, thought that judge Byrd had completed her scorecard before the start of the fight. In 2017, Alvarez said that he would fight again on Cinco de Mayo weekend in May 2018.”Look, right now I want to rest,” Alvarez said through a translator at the post-fight press conference. We’ll do what the fans want and what the people want and ask for. You are aware that is my style. However, it is currently unknown whether it is September or May.
However, one thing is certain: this is my era, the Canelo era.”Tom Loeffler, Golovkin’s promoter, stated that they would like an immediate rematch, but Golovkin, who prefers to fight at least three times per year, reaffirmed his desire to fight in December as well. The fight had a higher rate than Mayweather–Lvarez, making it the third highest in boxing history.ESPN reported that 17,318 tickets sold for the fight brought in $27,059,850.The NSAC reports that 934 complimentary tickets were distributed. The live gate for Mayweather vs. Alvarez was $20,003,150 thanks to the sale of 16,146 tickets. The replay, which occurred seven days after the fact on HBO found the middle value of 726,000, topping at 840,000 watchers. According to the LA Times, the fight led to the purchase of 1.3 million domestic PPVs.It is anticipated that the revenue would exceed $100 million, though HBO did not make an official announcement.
Talks about a rematch between Alvarez and Golovkin began right after the contentious conclusion. Golovkin was open to fighting in December 2017, whereas Alvarez said he would fight again in May 2018.ESPN reported that Alvarez, whose contract only contained a rematch clause, must use it within three weeks of their fight. Eric Gomez, president of Golden Boy Promotions, told ESPN on September 19 that everyone on their side was interested in the rematch and that they would talk to Tom Loeffler in the coming days. According to Ringtv, the negotiations would begin on September 22.
Gomez stated on September 24 that if a deal could be reached, the rematch would likely take place in the first week of May 2018 or as early as March. The WBC officially ordered a rematch on October 2 at the 55th annual convention in Baku, Azerbaijan, despite ongoing negotiations. Gomez responded by telling ESPN, “We are going to try to make it happen, regardless of whether they did or did not order the rematch.”We’ll go to any lengths to achieve it.”Gomez said on November 7 that the negotiations were going well and that Varez would decide in the coming weeks whether or not to fight again.
Before making a decision, it was thought that Golden Boy would wait until after the fight on December 16, 2017, between Billy Joe Saunders and David Lemieux for the WBO title. Eddie Hearn of Matchroom, Daniel Jacobs’ promoter, stated on November 15 that he approached Tom Loeffler about a possible rematch between Golovkin and Jacobs if the Alvarez–Golovkin rematch did not take place. Gomez announced on December 20 that Golden Boy had received permission from Alvarez to write the contracts and that the negotiations were close to being concluded. The rematch was finally announced by HBO on January 29, 2018, during Cinco de Mayo weekend. The T-Mobile Arena was once more chosen to host the fight on February 22. Mauricio Sulaiman, president of the WBC, said that Varez would fight Golovkin for their title this time.
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Questions About Canelo Alvarez
Did Canelo apologize to Messi?
Alvarez apologized to the Argentine superstar on Twitter on Wednesday. According to Yahoo! Sports’ translation of Alvarez, “In these last few days I got carried away by the emotion and love I have for my nation and I made some comments that were out of order.”
How many fights has Canelo lost?
Alvarez’s 61-fight career to date has seen him famously lose just two matches (57 wins, two draws).
Is Canelo Alvarez still with under Armour?
Benefits come with being such a well-known athlete for Canelo. Throughout his career, the fighter has accepted numerous endorsement deals. He began working with Under Armour in 2012 and has participated in all of his training sessions and fights to don the brand’s clothing and accessories.
How many belts does Canelo have?
He has held the titles in the super welterweight, middleweight, super middleweight, and light heavyweight weight classes. He held the WBA, WBC, and WBO titles at super welterweight and the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles at middleweight.
What is Canelo’s win/loss record?
He has an amazing boxing resume and is thought to be the greatest fighter worldwide pound-for-pound by BoxRec. Alvarez has a 57-2-2 win-draw-loss record over 61 fights, with 39 of those victories coming by way of knockout.
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