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Saul Canelo Alvarez To Receive Hispanic Heritage Award

El boxeador Mexicano, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will receiving the Heritage Award for Sports at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC, on October 1, 2019.

The Hispanic Heritage Awards, which was created by the White House in 1987 to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in America, are considered among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos and are supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions.

The 28-year-old Alvarez is a world champion in three different weight divisions since he went professional at 15-years-old. Alvarez is the unified WBC, WBA, IBF Ring Magazine and lineal Middleweight World champion. He also won the WBA Super Middleweight World championship in December 2018. His record is 52 wins, one loss and two draws with 35 knockouts. Alvarez currently the number one middleweight in the world.

Alvarez is also active in the community outside of the ring by supporting youth and youth-serving organizations in Mexico as well as Mexico earthquake victims in 2017.

Past Honorees of the Hispanic Heritage Awards have included Alvarez’s mentor Oscar de la Hoya, in addition to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Rita Moreno, Plácido Domingo, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Gloria Estefan, Oscar Hijuelos, Martin Sheen, Ricky Martin, Rubén Blades, Fania All-Stars, Junot Diaz, José Feliciano, Carlos Vives, Alejandro Sanz, Juanes, Antonio Banderas, Juan Luis Guerra, Anthony Quinn, J Balvin, Zoe Saldana, Juan Marichal, Los Tigres Del Norte, Oscar de la Renta, America Ferrera, Pedro Martinez, Luis Fonsi, Andy García, Gael Garcia Bernal, the Latin Grammys, Diego Luna, and others.


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