Saul "Canelo" Alvarez Discusses his Ring Name

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.' "

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