SAUL "CANELO" ALVAREZ
"My nickname was given to me by my trainer Jose 'Chepo' Reynoso when I first started training at Reynoso's Gym because of my red hair. First called me "Canelito" [Little Cinnamon] because I was still very young, around 12- or 13-years-old. As I grew older, it changed to 'Canelo.'
"Since I started fighting in the U.S. as a professional on U.S. television, I dropped the
'Saul' all together because it has become a brand name and is my persona in the ring and out of it.
"What some people may not know is that I named my daughter Canela and I told her: 'Once you grow up, you will understand what your name means and you will be proud of it.' "