‘Champion For Life’: Canelo Alvarez Donates $1 Million To Children’s Cancer Treatment Center
On Saturday, Canelo Alvarez cemented his status as one of the greatest boxers of all time with an 11th round technical knockout victory against Caleb Plant. Now, the Mexican boxing icon reassured he’s just as great outside the ring.
Alvarez, boxing’s first undisputed super middleweight champion, donated $1 million to Nariz Roja, or “Red Nose,” a children’s cancer treatment center in Mexico. All donations go to low-income cancer patients and their families treated in public hospitals.
Alvarez acknowledged the center’s gratitude on his Twitter.
— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) November 15, 2021
“Thank you @Canelo for time and time again that you have opened your heart to the champions fighting cancer, you are the #Milagro of many children and women. You are a Champion of life !!” the tweet read.
But this isn’t the first time Alvarez donated to the center.
In July 2020, the champion retweeted a video of two children from Nariz Roja thanking him for his generosity.
Que bonito siento!! Lo hago con mucho amor ❤️ https://t.co/taJ2rG99zP
— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) July 2, 2020
“How beautiful I feel !! I do it with a lot of love,” Alvarez responded.
He also gave autographed gloves for the children to use for auctions to raise more money.
Additionally, the Guadalajara, Mexico native stepped up during the Covid-19 outbreak in early 2020 by donating more than 900 medical kits to the Civil Hospital of Guadalajara. In February 2020, he made another donation to buy medications.
The WBC commended the world champion for his constant help.
“The WBC congratulates “Canelo” not only for being an exemplary champion, but for having a big heart and supporting those who really need it most,” the council wrote on their website in July 2020.