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The controversies of Saúl Canelo Álvarez outside the ring

From his arguable relationship with Marisol González to joining in on the drama between Residente and J Balvin, Canelo Álvarez's is a controversy outside the ring.

From his arguable relationship with Marisol González to joining in on the drama between Residente and J Balvin, Canelo Álvarez's is a controversy outside the ring.
David BeckerAFP

From his controversial relationship with Marisol González to joining the drama between Residente and J Balvin, these are some of the controversies of Canelo Álvarez outside the ring.

Saúl Canelo Álvarez will face Caleb Plant at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, this Saturday, November 6.

The fight between the Aztec fighter and the American boxer has generated great expectation, especially due to the controversy that was generated in a press conference in Los Angeles, California, when both boxers started hitting each other, supposedly because Plant insulted Álvarez's mother.

However, this has not been Canelo's only controversy outside the ring.

His controversial relationship with Marisol González

Saúl Álvarez and Marisol González had a controversial romance in 2009, when the boxer's career was barely on the rise. The controversy was inevitable in a relationship that attracted a lot of media attention. At the time, boxer Julio César Chávez Jr. expressed that the relationship between Canelo and Marisol was nothing more than a Televisa product, or in American words, a soap opera.

Although the Jalisco-born defended his courtship tooth and nail, and even proposed to his partner, the rumors of an alleged infidelity on his end did not cease, especially after the news came out that Saúl was expecting a child with Valeria Quiroz. He was still in a relationship with the sports journalist at the time.

According to the 2002 winner of Nuestra Belleza México, Gonzalez’s relationship with Canelo ended because they were both very jealous and young, although there are those who claim that actress Kate del Castillo was the real culprit behind their separation.

The day of his son's baptism

"I don't know who invited you."

In 2019, when the youngest of Alvarez’s children, little Saúl Adbiel Álvarez, was getting baptised, reporters met Alvarez as he was getting out of his truck.

The press called Álvarez a "bad person" when he denied speaking with them for a few minutes. In reality, Alvarez responded respectfully asking for the reporters to give his family the respect they deserve, “I don't know who invited you. This is my personal life and I don't like this kind of stuff. Give my family the respect they deserve, please. Thank you very much, but no, I don't like this, ”said Saúl.

He was denounced after a fight with a bricklayer

At 17 years old, Saúl faced an aggressive-behavior complaint by Carlos Gallegos Alonso, a bricklayer who claimed that the boxer broke his jaw in three parts after having had a street fight.

Fortunately, the problem did not escalate and although Canelo argued that he was defending himself against three attackers, he ended up paying an operation of more than 700 dollars (15 thousand Mexican pesos).

The drama between Residente, J Balvin ... and Canelo?

Singers Residente and J Balvin starred in one of the biggest fights of the year.

The discussion began with a tweet when the Colombian, Jose Balvin, asked to boycott the Latin Grammys since he believed the urban genre was not receiving "the respect" it deserved. The Puerto Rican Residente put up a story slapping J Balvin for that and many other things, including the fact that he is a guy with no talent ... But what does Canelo have to do with all this?

It is no secret that Saúl Alvarez and J Balvin are great friends, so the fighter did not hesitate to get into the discussion and defend his Colombian friend when he could. However, contrary to what many believe, Canelo served as an intermediary to calm the fumes between the musicians.

Saúl was trying to get Residente to chat with J Balvin, and his intervention arranged the problem for a few moments. However the discussions revived after José's publications, and it was then that Saul preferred to step aside.

Illicit business?

Shortly after Alvarez’s 2018 clenbuterol doping incident, the Attorney General's Office of Nayarit, in Mexico, seized properties of Roberto Sandoval, former governor of the state. According to the state agency, Canelo appeared as a "partner" of the politician in business related to organized crime, having contributed $ 1.6 million to a shell company.


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