Saul Alvarez is a Mexican professional boxer who has held multiple world championships in three weight classes, including the unified WBA, WBC, Ring magazine and lineal middleweight titles since 2018. He also holds the IBF middleweight title since May 2019 as well as his own personal super-middleweight belt which he earned earlier this year at just 25 years old!
Saul Alvarez was born on the 18th of July, 1990 in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Growing up on his family’s farm at an early age he learned horseback riding which became a lifelong hobby for him to enjoy. At just seven years old Alvarez found himself living with six other brothers who were all pursuing careers as professional boxers; among them is welterweight boxer Ramón Álvarez and former Interim WBA World Champion Rigoberto Álvarez- both worlds champions themselves!
Álvarez walked into the Vicente Fernández Arena, and Luciano Leonel Cuello walked out. The former WBC welterweight champion Carlos Baldomir saw Álvarez’s post-fight interview with Mexican singer Vicente Fernandez on TV in his Los Angeles home; he decided to put down the remote control and pick up a boxing glove.
On March 5, 2011, Álvarez defeated EBU welterweight Champion Matthew Hatton by unanimous decision for the vacant WBC light middleweight belt. The bout was televised on HBO and took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim California.
Álvarez successfully defended his newly awarded title against Ryan Rhodes [who is currently ranked as #4 super welterweight and current champion of EBU], who he beat with a technical knockout victory in 12 rounds happening back in Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico.
As an undefeated champion with a TKO victory over Alfonso Gomez, Julio Álvarez defends his title again and falls to no. 1 ranked contender Miguel Cotto’s rank in the world after knocking out Alfonso Gomez at Staples Center on 17 September 2011.
Julio Alvarez successfully defended his WBC Light Middleweight Championship Belt by defeating Contender competitor Alfredo “El Perro” Gómez last night as he knocked him down twice before delivering two more knockdowns that caused referee Stanley Christodoulou to stop the fight in round six of their scheduled 12-round bout at The Staples Center Los Angeles California (USA). Now Alvarez has fallen from number one spot to second place behind Jack Culcay according to the World Boxing Council’s latest rankings.
Here are some of the best highlights of Saul Alvarez’s career:
- Given a horse by the mayor of Tepic
- Defeated Matthew Hatton (2011)
- Defended his title with a TKO (2011)
Favourite Quotes from Saul Alvarez
One of the greatest fighters in history, Saul Alvarez is not only known for his fighting prowess but also has a reputation as one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. He was born into poverty and started boxing at age eight to help keep him off the street. “I would fight a lot in streets because I wanted to protect myself from people who were trying to be tough with me,” he said about those early days when it seemed like anyone could beat up on someone else just by looking the wrong way or insulting their family name – even if they didn’t know each other beforehand! “It helped my development as a fighter.”
“A fighter lives in his training camp, and I’m not always paying attention to what is happening on the outside,” Alvarez said. “But?” he paused for a moment before continuing with, “I do know the Mexican people and the Mexican-American people in this country are very hard-working people. That’s my only comment about Donald Trump”
“There are many qualities that I have, and it’s important to use all of them going into this fight. Obviously, speed is one- because you can’t beat power with speed alone; but also intelligence.”
“I’m strong too – not just in the ring either,” Saul said with a laugh. “That punch has gotten me out of some tough jams before, so we’ll see how much good use I make of it on Saturday night!”
3 Great Lessons from Saul Alvarez
Saul Alvarez is one of the youngest, most successful boxers in history. He has accomplished more than any other boxer before him and will continue to do so for years to come!
- Exercise is Power
- Grudges Cause Pain
- Passion Upgrades Life
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Determined to be one of the best fighters with an all-time winning percentage at 51.5%, Saul Alvarez is worth $47 million today – but it hasn’t always been easy for him. He lost his father when he was six years old, as well as being bullied by other kids because they were jealous that he could afford better clothes than them. It was then that Salvador set out on his journey to becoming not just good enough for those bullies who used to tease him; instead of becoming great enough so nobody would say anything about how nice or expensive, their clothes looked again!