Date of Birth: July 18th 1990
Class: Light Middleweight
Height: 5ft 9in (175cm)
Trainer: Edison Reynoso
WBC World Middleweight Champion (2015-)
WBA Super World Light-Middleweight Champion (2013)
WBC World Light-Middleweight Champion (2011 - 2013)
WBC Silver Light-Middleweight Champion (2010)
WBC Youth World Welterweight Champion (2009)
WBO Latino Welterweight Champion (2009)
NABF Welterweight Champion (2009-10)
WBA Fedecentro Welterweight Champion (2008)
Jalisco State Welterweight Champion (2007-08)
Latest BoxNation Fight
21 Nov 2015 - UD win over Miguel Cotto
Mexico's finest? Canelo Alvarez
Saul Canelo Alvarez started professional boxing at the tender age of 15, after being unable to find opponents at junior level, and has grown to become one of boxing's pound for pound best with a remarkable 45-1-1 record.
Alvarez grew up on a farm with seven older brothers, some of whom also practice the sweet science. His climb to greatness is a story of grit, determination and courage.
Notable victories for Canelo Alvarez include a unanimous decision win over Shane Mosley in 2012, a knockout against Josesito Lopez later that year and a TKO win by Alvarez over knockout artist Alfredo Angulo (below) last year.
Mayweather v Alvarez
After defending the WBC World Light-Middleweight World title for over two years and picking the WBA World Light-Middleweight title, an unbeaten Alvarez faced Floyd Mayweather in 2013 for what was one of the most profitable boxing events of all time.
Canelo struggled against the imperious Mayweather and lost his unbeaten record, but he has bounced back to take a stunning split decision win over Erislandy Lara and overcome tough fellow Mexican Alfredo Angulo.
Alvarez demolished power puncher James Kirkland at the iconic Minute Maid Park in Texas in May 2015 with a third round KO.
Cotto v Canelo
Canelo came out on top and scored a victory for Mexico against old boxing rivals Puerto Rico, with a UD points victory over Miguel Cotto.
There was controversy in the build up with Cotto being stripped of his WBC World Title, meaning the belt was only on the line for the flame haired boxer-puncher.
The fight itself lived up to pre-fight expectations as both men laid it all on the line in front of the sold out Mandalay Bay and the millions watching around the World on November 21.
Despite the wide scorecards, Canelo was a worthy winner and collected the WBC and Lineal Middleweight Titles in the process.
Amir Khan - Shock first defence
The news took the boxing world by storm, Canelo makes the first defence of his WBC World Middleweight Title against Amir Khan live on BoxNation - Saturday 7 May. The Mexican produced a sensational Punch of the Month winning shot to knockout Amir Khan to retain his title.
Liam Smith fight
After vacating his WBC Middleweight World Title, Canelo jumped back down a weight to challenge our very own Liam Smith on Saturday 17 September live on BoxNation!