- In an interview for VMAN magazine, the Mexican boxer narrated his success story and posed sensually, as he can rarely be seen
Canelo Álvarez showed a little-known side in a talk in which he opened up and talked about how difficult his childhood was and how he went from selling ice cream in a truck to getting into the boxing ring, where he discovered his true passion and forged that future that put him among the best in the sport and made him a multimillionaire.
This interview will be published in the October edition of VMan magazine, where the Aztec boxer made a more sensual photo shoot than usual, which was commissioned by the renowned Sasha Samsonova and where Canelo Álvarez posed in luxury clothes, wearing ankle boots and Louis Vuitton shorts, as well as a Givenchy blazer and open sweater.
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In the talk, the boxer recounted how since he was a child he had to work to get ahead: “I know everything about making ice cream, and I’ve been selling ice cream from a truck since I was seven years old,” he said.
However, fate is capricious and had something much bigger in store for Álvarez, who now has a completely different life, with a fortune valued at $180 million dollars, according to the site Celebrity Net Worth, and that, before his fight against Gennady Golovkin, in which he is estimated to have earned at least $65 million more.
“I feel very proud now, because I bought the trucks in which we used to sell ice cream. They are mine now,” he said bluntly.
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The unified super middleweight champion recounted that at the age of 10 it was when he discovered his true vocation and it was as a result of the sale of ice creams, since when the oldest of his eight brothers, Rigoberto, realized that other children bothered him for his appearance, since it differed greatly from the rest due to the freckles on his face and the reddish color of his hair, gave him his first pair of gloves and his first boxing lessons.
“I realized that he could box immediately,” assured the redhead, alluding to the abilities that he noticed from the beginning. “Since that day, boxing has been the main thing on my mind. I dropped everything and concentrated on my jobs, selling ice cream and boxing.”
The fruits of his work came quickly, while he continued to sell ice cream, although those who bothered him no longer messed with him. At 15 years old he had his first fight on the ring and in 3 years he had already had 34.
The rest is better known history: Canelo Álvarez is currently 32 years old and has a record of 58 wins, with 2 losses and 1 draw. He has won 12 world titles throughout his career and currently holds the super middleweight titles of the four most important international boxing organizations: WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF.
“I love everything related to boxing. It is a very hard sport, but when you love something, in a way it becomes easy. The diet, you know, stuff like that is hard, but at the end of the day, it’s what I love. Boxing is still my dream”, he concluded.