Canelo Alvarez Places Handprints Outside TCL Chinese Theatre

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (CNS) — Entire world tremendous middleweight boxing winner Canelo Alvarez put his handprints and footprints in cement in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood Saturday, beginning a new emphasis on embracing and celebrating cultural video game changers with the exceptional honor.

Interim World Boxing Council light-weight winner Ryan Garcia was among the all those introducing Alvarez at the 11 a.m. ceremony, which was streamed on his Facebook and Instagram internet pages, www.fb.com/SaulCaneloAlvarez and www.instagram.com/canelo.

What You Require To Know

  • Entire world tremendous middleweight boxing champion Canelo Alvarez was born Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan on July 18, 1990 in San Agustin, Mexico on the outskirts of Guadalajara
  • Alvarez put his handprints and footprints in cement in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood on Saturday
  • Alvarez turned skilled when he was 15 many years outdated in 2005 and gained a Earth Boxing Association regional welterweight title in 2008
  • Alvarez additional that he was “very very pleased to be Mexican” and “very very pleased to be putting my handprints right here at the Chinese Theatre”

Born Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan on July 18, 1990 in San Agustin, Mexico on the outskirts of Guadalajara, Alvarez was specified his first boxing gloves when he was 10 many years old by his brother Rigoberto.

Alvarez’s good pores and skin and freckles — inherited from his mother — created him stick out when he was growing up. He experienced bullying at the palms of schoolmates and regional small children who nicknamed him “Canelo” (cinnamon-colored). 

“I can not come across terms to express how I feel now,” Alvarez mentioned by means of an interpreter. “When I was a boy or girl, I dreamt about getting a earth champ. I dreamt with the greatest, but I by no means imagined so substantially.”

Boxer Canelo Alvarez placies his ft in cement in the course of a ceremony in his honor on Saturday, March 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Picture by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Alvarez additional that he was “very very pleased to be Mexican” and “extremely very pleased to be placing my handprints in this article at the Chinese Theatre.”

Alvarez turned specialist when he was 15 decades old in 2005 and received a Environment Boxing Association regional welterweight title in 2008. He received the Earth Boxing Council youth earth welterweight championship for up-and-coming fighters in 2009.

Alvarez won his to start with entire world championship, the WBC tremendous welterweight title, in 2011 with a unanimous conclusion over Englishman Matthew Hatton. Alvarez would go on to gain globe titles in the middleweight, super middleweight and gentle heavyweight divisions. 

Alvarez enhanced his history to 55-1-2 with 37 knockouts when he correctly defended his WBA and WBC super middleweight championships on February 27 when Avni Yildirim’s corner stopped the combat soon after the third round.

Alvarez is up coming scheduled to combat undefeated Englishman Billy Joe Saunders on Might 8 at A&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas with Saunders’ Environment Boxing Corporation globe tremendous middleweight and Alvarez’s WBA and WBC titles at stake.

The only blemishes on Alvarez’s professional history are a unanimous decision decline to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2013 and attracts with Gennadiy Golovkin in 2017 and Jorge Juarez in 2006 in his fifth qualified combat.

Alvarez handed Golovkin the only defeat of his professional job, winning by bulk determination in their 2018 rematch.