Mexican boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has donated $1 million USD worth of supplies, medicine and construction materials toward the earthquake relief efforts in Mexico.
Alvarez assisted volunteers in his hometown of Guadalajara on Thursday load the supplies into trucks headed for communities affected by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that hit central and southern Mexico earlier this week.
Alvarez’s brother, Rigoberto, said the boxer told him “we have to help out and move forward.” Alvarez is back in Mexico after his last fight in Las Vegas.
Canelo is one of the country’s biggest sporting stars and arguably the most famous name in boxing today.
And less than a week after going 12 gruelling rounds with Golovkin in Las Vegas, Canelo was back in his homeland doing his bit for his compatriots.