Canelo Alvarez: Plans to Return to Mexico for a Fighting Match

In an interview with TUDN, Mexican boxer Saúl 'Canelo' Álvarez assured that he has plans for a fight in Mexico in December, without specifying the host city.

Canelo Alvarez: Plans to Return to Mexico for a Fighting Match
'Canelo' Alvarez: Announcing Plans for a Boxing Event in Mexico. Image: Canelo Alvarez

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez confirmed in an interview for TUDN that he has plans for a fight in Mexico, something that had already been discussed by his trainer and promoter. "In principle, Eddy always comes up with things there (laughing). In principle, May and September, God willing for sure, and December is still to be seen, I would like to return to Mexico in December".

For more information on Sports, News, Movies, Series, and Entertainment, all day and every day, visit ViX, the best streaming platform in Spanish. Mexican Canelo is preparing for his fight against Russian Dmitry Bivol this Saturday, May 7 in Las Vegas and gave these statements that confirm his interest in being in his native country for a fight.

Canelo's last fight in Mexico

June 18, 2011, was the last time Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez fought in Mexico, but it seems that this year that could change, because according to promoter Eddie Hearn, the Mexican champion has in mind to return to fight in his country, this he said last March 24.

"Canelo and Eddy Reynoso want to fight in December, they asked me to look for options for Guadalajara and London. Now you have John Ryder, who is mandatory at 168 pounds and you have the winner of this fight, both are great options of opponents for Canelo Alvarez in December," he said for talkSportBoxing.

Back in February, Eddy Reynoso had even left the possibility of 'Canelo' Alvarez fighting at the Azteca Stadium: "We are looking to fight in May and September. The first one in the United States and the last one in Mexico. Let's see if we can fight at the Azteca Stadium. Hopefully, we have the opportunity to fight there," Reynoso commented to Fight Hub TV.

Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez makes history by unifying all four belts

2021 was a spectacular year for Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez, as his victory over Caleb Plant by knockout made him the first Mexican boxer to unify the four super-middleweight belts (WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF). Before the fight against Caleb Plant, the Mexican and the American were very excited about the confrontation, starring in some rough ceremonies in which there were even punches.

Already in the ring, "Canelo" Alvarez showed his superiority throughout the fight, even when Caleb Plant showed interesting qualities that led the tapatío to push himself to the maximum to get the win. It was during the eleventh round when "Canelo", visibly with a better physical background, managed to impose conditions and sent Plant to the canvas, who still got up and tried to continue fighting, but the Mexican would not stop until taking the victory by knockout.

With this victory, Saul Alvarez put the name of Mexico very high and managed to put himself in boxing history by unifying the four super-middleweight belts. And as the song by José Alfredo Jiménez, which he used to enter the fight although in Maná's version, "Sigo siendo el rey" (I'm still the king).

The beginning

Canelo Alvarez is the son of Santos Álvarez Barragán and Ana María Barragán Fernández. He has seven siblings: Rigoberto, Ana Elda, Daniel Giovanni, José Ricardo, Gonzalo, Víctor Alfonso and Juan Ramón. All the male brothers, of which Saul is the youngest, practiced boxing. When he was five years old, the family moved to Juanacatlán. Since then he has worked with his father making popsicles. He didn't like to attend school and in high school, he used to skip classes.

His older brother Rigoberto was his first coach and gave him his first gloves when he was 10 years old. He started boxing at the age of 13 after attending his older brother Rigoberto Alvarez's professional debut. The nickname "Canelo" was given to him by his manager José "Chepo" Reynoso because of the reddish color of his hair. At 16 he started having alcoholism problems after his parents' divorce, a stage that lasted until he was 18.

In 2004, he won the silver medal at the National Youth Championship in Sinaloa. Then she won the gold medal in the 2005 Youth Olympics, held in Tuxtla Gutierrez. In his amateur stage, he achieved a record of 44 victories (12 by KO) and suffered two defeats. One of the great qualities of Canelo is its excellent punch that has made many of its rivals visit the mat.

He made his professional debut on October 29, 2005, in the Chololo Larios Arena in Tonalá, Jalisco, at the age of 15 years and 3 months, facing Abraham González, whom he won by technical knockout. On August 2, 2008, he received the wélter title from the Fedecentro (Latin American Federation of Professional Boxing Commissions), recognized by the World Boxing Association (WBA), by defeating Carlos Adán Jerez.

On January 17, 2009, he knocked out Tony "Mazatleco" Fitch, at the Scotiabank Forum in Mexico City. On February 21, 2009, he knocked out Dominican Euri Gonzalez in Zapopan, Jalisco, winning the WBO Latin Welterweight title. On May 1, 2010, he started at the Golden Boy Promotions against Jose Miguel Cotto winning by technical knockout in the ninth round.

At 20 years and six months old, Saul became the first-ever world champion. On March 5, 2011, he defeated Matthew Hatton by winning the WBC super welterweight belt in combat held at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California becoming the sixth youngest Mexican boxer to be crowned world champion.

He is currently one of the most popular and admired Mexican athletes. There is no doubt that each fight of Saúl Canelo Alvarez is a media phenomenon that raises emotion throughout the country. The fighter who since the age of 15 began to stand out and carve his history is recognized for his boxing quality as well as his charisma, a combination that has earned him the sympathy of his fans, but at the same time the responsibility of giving his all in each encounter.