How much does Canelo Álvarez weigh, what weight category is he, pound for pound, and how old is he?

Peso y categoría Canelo Álvarez

Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez He is by far the current exponent of Mexican boxing, although as fans we may have some doubts such as the weight, category in which he fights and even how old he is. That is why in LEFT PUNCH We answer each of your questions so that you arrive prepared for the next fight.

How old is Canelo Álvarez?

Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragan, the Canelo Alvarez, was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, on July 18, 1990, that is, he is 31 years old.

  • Canelo Álvarez’s age: 31 years
  • Canelo Álvarez’s date of birth: July 18, 1990

He started boxing thanks to his brother Rigoberto, because when he was 13 years old he witnessed his debut. EÁlso prompted him to train to build his own boxing career.

In his amateur career he reaped a record of 44 victories, 12 by way of knockout and two defeats. He won the silver medal at the National Youth Championship and the gold medal at the 2005 Youth Olympiad. At the age of 15, he began his professional career.

He started at the 147-pound welterweight, but it was when he moved up to the super welterweight category, 154 pounds, that he became champion of the CMB, AMB and OMB. He moved up to middleweight and got the belt CMB, AMB and FIB. In super medium, 168 pounds, he was proclaimed champion of the AMB, CMB and OMB. In light heavyweight, 175 pounds, he won the belt of the OMB.

Photo: Canelo Álvarez (Twitter)

Is Canelo considered a pound for pound?

In its latest listings, the magazine The Ring, puts the Canelo Alvarez at the top of the pound-for-pound list, above the heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and from japanese Naoya inoue.

The term pound for pound refers to a classification to determine the best boxers of the moment, that is, it does not matter the category in which it is fought. There is no official list made by any institution, but the most recognized is that of The Ring Magazine, the most prestigious magazine in the world of boxing.

The pound-for-pound lists are constantly updated, some of the criteria they take to move up or down the rankings are:

  • Recent fights
  • Rivals
  • Titles in between
  • If he won by knockout or decision
  • Boxer effectiveness
  • Technique and aesthetics of the boxer

How much does Canelo Álvarez weigh and in what weight categories has he fought?

The Canelo Alvarez He began his career in the welterweight category, with a limit of 147 pounds, or 66.6 kilos. It was in the super welterweight category, over 66,678 kg (147 lb) and under 69,853 kg (154 lb), where the Canelo achieved stardom.

In his professional career, Canelo has gone through welterweight, super welterweight, medium, super middleweight, and had a brief foray of a fight at light heavyweight (175 pounds or 79.3 kilos)

Currently, the Canelo He is a member of super middleweight, where he has belts from three bodies. Prepares to face Caleb Plant, champion of the FIB in the same category, the last title missing from the Canelo at that weight. All super middleweight titles will be up for grabs.

When the day of the weigh-in comes, Saul Alvarez must weigh Come in 72,574 kg (160 lb) and 76,205 kg (168 lb). In his last fight against Billy joe saunders, the Mexican weighed 75.9 kg (167.4 lb).


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