Saúl Álvarez (Canelo) is a 33-year old Mexican professional boxer. He was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico on July 18, 1990. Canelo made his professional boxing debut at the age of 15, on October 29, 2005. He is a four-weight-class world champion.
17 years and 11 months into his professional boxing career, Canelo Álvarez has fought 64 times with 60 wins, 2 losses, and 2 draws. As of October 2023, Canelo's boxing record stands at 60-2-2 (39 KO wins).
Following is a tabular list of Canelo's fights. For a list with more details — like opponent record, opponent stats, including videos, and his next fight — refer to "All of Canelo Álvarez' fights".
|Total Title Wins||17|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||11|
|Losses via KO||0|
|64||Sep 30, 2023||33||Jermell Charlo||Win *||UD|
|63||May 6, 2023||32||John Ryder||Win *||UD|
|62||Sep 17, 2022||32||Gennady Golovkin||Win *||UD|
|61||May 7, 2022||31||Dmitry Bivol||Loss *||UD|
|60||Nov 6, 2021||31||Caleb Plant||Win *||TKO11|
|59||May 8, 2021||30||Billy Joe Saunders||Win *||RTD8|
|58||Feb 27, 2021||30||Avni Yıldırım||Win *||RTD3|
|57||Dec 19, 2020||30||Callum Smith||Win *||UD|
|56||Nov 2, 2019||29||Sergey Kovalev||Win *||KO11|
|55||May 4, 2019||28||Daniel Jacobs||Win *||UD|
|54||Dec 15, 2018||28||Rocky Fielding||Win *||TKO3|
|53||Sep 15, 2018||28||Gennady Golovkin||Win *||MD|
|52||Sep 16, 2017||27||Gennady Golovkin||Draw *||SD|
|51||May 6, 2017||26||Julio César Chávez Jr.||Win||UD|
|50||Sep 17, 2016||26||Liam Smith||Win *||KO9|
|49||May 7, 2016||25||Amir Khan||Win *||KO6|
|48||Nov 21, 2015||25||Miguel Cotto||Win *||UD|
|47||May 9, 2015||24||James Kirkland||Win||KO3|
|46||Jul 12, 2014||23||Erislandy Lara||Win||SD|
|45||Mar 8, 2014||23||Alfredo Angulo||Win||TKO10|
|44||Sep 14, 2013||23||Floyd Mayweather Jr.||Loss *||MD|
|43||Apr 20, 2013||22||Austin Trout||Win *||UD|
|42||Sep 15, 2012||22||Josesito López||Win *||TKO5|
|41||May 5, 2012||21||Shane Mosley||Win *||UD|
|40||Nov 26, 2011||21||Kermit Cintrón||Win *||TKO5|
|39||Sep 17, 2011||21||Alfonso Gómez||Win *||TKO6|
|38||Jun 18, 2011||20||Ryan Rhodes||Win *||TKO12|
|37||Mar 5, 2011||20||Matthew Hatton||Win *||UD|
|36||Dec 4, 2010||20||Lovemore N'dou||Win||UD|
|35||Sep 18, 2010||20||Carlos Baldomir||Win||KO6|
|34||Jul 10, 2010||19||Luciano Leonel Cuello||Win||TKO6|
|33||May 1, 2010||19||José Cotto||Win||TKO9|
|32||Mar 6, 2010||19||Brian Camechis||Win||KO3|
|31||Dec 5, 2009||19||Lanardo Tyner||Win||UD|
|30||Sep 15, 2009||19||Carlos Herrera||Win||TKO1|
|29||Aug 8, 2009||19||Marat Khuzeev||Win||KO2|
|28||Jun 6, 2009||18||Jefferson Gonçalo||Win||KO9|
|27||Apr 11, 2009||18||Michel Rosales||Win||TKO10|
|26||Feb 21, 2009||18||Euri González||Win||TKO11|
|25||Jan 17, 2009||18||Antonio Fitch||Win||TKO1|
|24||Dec 5, 2008||18||Raúl Pinzón||Win||TKO1|
|23||Oct 24, 2008||18||Larry Mosley||Win||UD|
|22||Aug 2, 2008||18||Carlos Adán Jerez||Win||UD|
|21||Jun 28, 2008||17||Miguel Vázquez||Win||UD|
|20||Jun 6, 2008||17||Francisco Villanueva||Win||SD|
|19||Apr 18, 2008||17||Gabriel Martinez||Win||RTD11|
|18||Mar 14, 2008||17||Francisco Villanueva||Win||TKO9|
|17||Feb 22, 2008||17||Axel Rodrigo Solis||Win||KO1|
|16||Dec 15, 2007||17||Sean Holley||Win||TKO2|
|15||Aug 31, 2007||17||Ricardo Cano||Win||UD|
|14||Aug 18, 2007||17||Christian Solano||Win||UD|
|13||Jun 1, 2007||16||Jesus Hernandez||Win||TKO2|
|12||May 19, 2007||16||Víctor Marquez||Win||KO4|
|11||Mar 30, 2007||16||Ivan Illescas||Win||KO4|
|10||Mar 2, 2007||16||Javier Martinez||Win||TKO8|
|9||Dec 8, 2006||16||Daniel Martinez||Win||KO2|
|8||Sep 29, 2006||16||Francisco Villanueva||Win||KO5|
|7||Sep 15, 2006||16||Cristian Hernandez||Win||KO2|
|6||Jul 21, 2006||16||Juan Hernandez||Win||KO2|
|5||Jun 17, 2006||15||Jorge Juarez||Draw||SD|
|4||Feb 10, 2006||15||Pedro Lopez||Win||KO1|
|3||Jan 20, 2006||15||Miguel Vázquez||Win||SD|
|2||Nov 26, 2005||15||Pablo Alvarado||Win||KO2|
|1||Oct 29, 2005||15||Abraham Gonzalez||Win||TKO4|
* World-title fight
Canelo is a four-weight-division world champion. He has held 17 world titles, five of which were vacant title wins, and the rest 12 were lineal championship wins.
|Weight Division||World Titles Held|
|Super-middleweight||WBA 2x, WBC, IBF, WBO, The Ring|
|Middleweight||WBA, WBC 2x, IBF, The Ring 2x|
|Super-welterweight||WBA, WBC, WBO, The Ring|
Canelo Álvarez is 173 cm tall (5' 8.11") with a reach of 179 cm (5' 10.47"). He fights out of the orthodox stance and presents an ape-index of 6 cm (2.36").
Canelo has a 60.9% KO rate. Of his total 39 KO wins, 19 were in the early rounds, nine in the mid rounds, and 11 in the later rounds. He has five first-round KO wins.
Canelo Álvarez made his professional boxing debut against Abraham Gonzalez at the age of 15 on October 29, 2005, defeating Gonzalez via 4th round TKO. He went on to win 3 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 2 wins via stoppage.
Canelo had his first world title fight at the age of 20 on March 5, 2011 after 36 professional fights, against Matthew Hatton for the super-welterweight WBC (vacant) title. He defeated Hatton via 12 round unanimous decision to become the super-welterweight champion of the world.
He is a one-time undisputed super-middleweight world champion, and a five-time unified world champion — at super-middleweight (2x), middleweight (2x), and super-welterweight, and has won 17 world titles at four weight classes. For all the details about Canelo's world title wins and defenses refer to "Canelo Álvarez World Titles".
Some of Canelo's best fights and notable victories include wins over two Hall-of-Famers (Miguel Cotto and Shane Mosley), Gennady Golovkin, Jermell Charlo, Sergey Kovalev, Daniel Jacobs, Rocky Fielding, and Callum Smith.
Canelo has had a total of two losses in his professional boxing career so far.
His most recent fight was a super-middleweight undisputed championship title defense against American boxer Jermell Charlo on September 30, 2023. Canelo won the fight via 12 round unanimous decision, and successfully defended his undisputed title. It's been 3 days since this fight.
Canelo has fought a total of 64 times till today, which includes 24 world-title fights at four weight divisions — super-middleweight, light-heavyweight, middleweight, and super-welterweight. He is among the very best of his generation and is one of the pound-for-pound best boxers of all time. These 13 fights are the highlight of his career.
March 5, 2011: Canelo wins his first world title by defeating Matthew Hatton via 12 round unanimous decision. He is now the WBC super-welterweight world champion.
April 20, 2013: Canelo becomes a unified super-welterweight world champion by beating Austin Trout via 12 round unanimous decision. He now holds the WBC, WBA (Unified), and The Ring super-welterweight world-champion belts.
November 21, 2015: Canelo wins the WBC and The Ring middleweight titles from Miguel Cotto, by beating Cotto via 12 round unanimous decision.
September 17, 2016: Canelo wins the WBO super-welterweight title from Liam Smith, by beating Smith via 9th round KO.
September 15, 2018: Canelo becomes a unified middleweight world champion by beating Gennady Golovkin via 12 round majority decision. He now holds the WBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring middleweight world-champion belts.
December 15, 2018: Canelo wins the WBA (Regular) super-middleweight title from Rocky Fielding, by beating Fielding via 3rd round TKO.
May 4, 2019: Canelo becomes a unified middleweight world champion by beating Daniel Jacobs via 12 round unanimous decision. He now holds the WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring, and IBF middleweight world-champion belts.
November 2, 2019: Canelo wins the WBO light-heavyweight title from Sergey Kovalev, by beating Kovalev via 11th round KO.
December 19, 2020: Canelo becomes a unified super-middleweight world champion by beating Callum Smith via 12 round unanimous decision. He now holds the WBA (Super), WBC , and The Ring super-middleweight world-champion belts.
May 8, 2021: Canelo becomes a unified super-middleweight world champion by beating Billy Joe Saunders via 8th round RTD. He now holds the WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring, and WBO super-middleweight world-champion belts.
November 6, 2021: Canelo becomes the undisputed super-middleweight world champion by defeating Caleb Plant via 11th round TKO. He now holds the WBA (Super), WBC, WBO, The Ring, and IBF super-middleweight world-champion belts.
September 17, 2022: Canelo successfully defends the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring super-middleweight titles against Gennady Golovkin, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.
September 30, 2023: Canelo successfully defends the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring super-middleweight titles against Jermell Charlo, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.
Canelo has knocked out 39 of his 64 opponents so far. His KO ratio currently stands at 60.9%. Of his total 60 wins, 39 of them have been via KO (65%).
If you are interested in Canelo's boxing career, you should definitely check out the following fights.