Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is one of the most famous athletes in the world and a boxing historic figure as the first undisputed world champion, born in Mexico. He is not only a figure in boxing, but a worldwide celebrity and a successful businessman. With his stature and success, until last year he was recognized as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Lionel Messi
With all these successes, Canelo is at a point where he can rub shoulders with the top celebrities in the world of high performance sports and when we say top, we are talking about the world’s top, but also with actors and singers.
Proof of this was that during the Qatar 2022 World Cup he entered into a controversy, directly with Lionel Messi that, although he said he did not know him, did cause other great figures to enter the debate, among them, Sergio “Kun” Agero and much of the Mexican press, who opined for and against his claim, for an alleged mockery of the Argentinean star against the Mexican National Team, although everything was clarified and Canelo apologized.
Canelo claims to have among his contacts Cristiano Ronaldo
But that’s not all, in an interview with GQ Mexico and Latin America magazine, the boxer shared in a video on TikTok that the most famous contact he has on his cell phone is none other than Cristiano Ronaldo, current striker for Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia.
In a brief video clip, the interviewer asks him: “What is the most famous person’s contact you have?“, to which the Mexican fighter, without flinching, Saul took a few seconds to choose and said: “Cristiano”.
Canelo appears on a horse, dressed as a cowboy and the video has already generated almost four million views. In addition, in a second clip he answers another question that also generated significant traffic for the publication’s account: “Canelo vs Batman?“, the pugilist’s answer was in favor of himself and has already generated 54 thousand reproductions.
Canelo Alvarez and Cristiano Ronaldo are two of the athletes with the highest income generated in 2022. According to Forbes magazine, “El Bicho” generated $115 million in the year and the Mexican fighter, the not inconsiderable amount of $90 million.