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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez record: Height, weight, reach, career stats and who boxing superstar could face next

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His record in the sport speaks for itself and talkSPORT.com has taken a deeper look into the 33-year-old’s outstanding career stats…

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez: Wins, losses and record 

Canelo has had a total of 64 fights throughout his career.

Of those 64, he has won an incredible 60, losing two and drawing two.

He has also won by knockout in 39 of those bouts, giving him a 66 per cent KO record.

The Mexican stands at 5 foot 8 inches (173cm) and has a reach of 179cm.

He most recently weighed in at 167.4lbs for his fight against Jermell Charlo

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez: Fights so far 

Alvarez was born in Guadalajara, Mexico on July 18, 1990.

He took part in his first-ever professional fight at the age of 15 in 2005, coming up against Abraham Gonzalez in his home country.

That gave him his first win and began his boxing journey.

Canelo would go on to build up the stature of his opponents before facing his toughest challenge on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather vs Miguel Cotto in 2012.

He took on Shane Moseley and won by unanimous decision to really announce himself on boxing’s big stage.

But he bounced back from that first taste of defeat by beating Cotto in 2015.

And this fight made Canelo into one of the stars of boxing as he claimed the WBC middleweight title via unanimous decision.

He backed that win up by beating Brits Amir Khan and Liam Smith in 2016 before his famous rivalry with Gennady Golovkin began.

Their first fight ended in a draw and prompted a rematch, before which Alvarez tested positive for a banned substance.

This put a dampener on his reputation and questions were asked about him as the second fight was then delayed until September 2018.

However, Canelo overcame the doubts in Las Vegas and won the huge bout by majority decision to win two middleweight titles.

He then went on to win all of his fights until he faced Dmitry Bivol in November, 2021.

Canelo asked for a rematch with Bivol but it didn’t materialise and he instead completed his trilogy with Golovkin in 2022.

The superstar won by unanimous decision to come out on top and put an end to the long-term rivalry between the pair.

After almost a year away from the ring, Canelo returned to take on Ryder in his hometown of Guadalajara.

And Canelo was at his best for the bout, dropping his opponent on the way to a unanimous decision victory in Las Vegas.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez: What’s next? 

Canelo has no confirmed fight, however, a stunning clash against undisputed welterweight world champion Terence Crawford could be up next.

Crawford has said he wants to take on Charlo but that he will be willing to take on Alvarez after he won their bout.

But quickly added: “I just won, let me enjoy this.”

So the Crawford fight has not been written off, but if it doesn’t happen, David Benavidez has thrown his name into the hat.

Outlining his 2024 plans after beating Demetrius Andrade, the former WBC champion called out Canelo.

“I solidified myself as the dominant performer I am. Just give me the fight that we all wanna see,” Benavidez said.

“Who wants to see me versus Canelo?”

He added: “I’m gonna be the super-middleweight champion of the world, three-time world champion.”

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