Canelo Álvarez

Álvarez in 2016, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán

Place of Birth: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Date of Birth: 18 July, 1990

Ethnicity: Mexican [Spanish, possibly other]

Canelo Álvarez, also known as Saúl Álvarez, is a Mexican professional boxer. He has won multiple world championships, in four weight classes, from light middleweight to light heavyweight. His nickname Canelo means “cinnamon.”

He is the son of Ana María Barragán and Santos Álvarez. Among his siblings are Ramón Álvarez, Ricardo Álvarez, and Rigoberto Álvarez, who are all welterweight boxers. Canelo has four children.

His mother’s surname Barragán is of Spanish origin.

His parents and siblings can be seen here.

There is some internet speculation that Canelo has Irish heritage, but this does not appear to be accurate.



Curious about ethnicity

20 Responses

  1. Blahby says:

    I don’t find him attractive. I prefer a castizo looking guy with a tan.

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