The Mexican boxer Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez this Wednesday officially received a Guinness Record for the most brothers fighting in the same boxing function, during an event held in 2008.
The delivery was made during the press conference of the fight between Álvarez and John Ryder, to be held in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Both ‘Canelo’ and his six brothers Victor, Daniel, Gonzalo, Ricardo, Ramón and Rigoberto They were recognized on the podium at the event.
“We must congratulate them for having obtained the record for the most brothers fighting in the same professional boxing event. Congrats bros, starting today you are officially awesome“said Alfredo Arista Ruedo, the official Guinness Record adjudicator.
On June 28, 2008 the seven brothers got into the ring in the Palenque de Zapopán and that fact will remain forever in the Guinness Book of Records as the first time that so many brothers were part of a fight.
“It’s more emotion than pressure. The truth is that I am very happy to be fighting in front of my people. Glad we’re already a few days away. For me, it is an honor that all my family have fought on the same night and we have a Guinness Record“said ‘Canelo’.
“It is an honor for me to have such a family. Very proud of each one of them, and I feel very happy for this recognition”, added the boxer.
Although the seven brothers had a future in boxing, none stood out like ‘Canelo. Daniel and Gonzalo retired after that fight in 2008while Rigoberto dropped his gloves in 2010, after being crowned super welterweight champion.
Víctor fought about two more fights, and Ricardo fought until 2014, when he decided to do the same as his other six brothers.