Boxer Canelo Alvarez is set to take the ring for the biggest fight of his career.
Alvarez will challenge WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in a highly-anticipated match in Las Vegas on September 16.
On the heels of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s victory against Conor McGregor last month, Alvarez and GGG will undoubtedly put on a quite the fight.
Alvarez is coming off a unanimous victory via decision against Cesar Chavez Jr. in May. Before that, he won back-to-back stoppage fight. However, he faces quite the task in GGG, who’s known for his knockouts. Just four of his opponents have gone the distance. But he hasn’t faced many top-level opponents. So the fight against Alvarez means so much more, and the hype ahead of the fight was at an all-time high.
Alvarez was engaged to Marisol Gonzalez, former Miss Mexico Universe 2003 and sports reporter. However, according to media reports, the two split in 2013 for unknown reasons.
Aside from Gonzalez, Alvarez has also dated Cynthia Rodriguez and Nelda Sepulveda. Most recently, though, he’s been romantically linked to Shannon de Lima of Venezuela.
Lima is a model and the ex-wife of singer Marc Anthony. They got married in 2014, but filed for divorce in 2016. It was finalized on February 13, 2017.
Lima, 28, told the magazine Hello! in July that her and Alvarez have put their relationship on a temporary hold as he prepared for the biggest fight of his career.
“I’m happy, happy, calm,” Lima said. “He is focused on his hair that is the biggest and hardest of his life. It should be focused and people do not understand that.”
Lima said the distance between the two recently has been a struggle, but she’s learned to live with it for the time being.
Also in the interview with the magazine, Lima described herself as a “conservative woman.”
“I’ve always been in scandalous relationships, but I’m very calm,” she said. “I do not like to talk a lot about my life, I’m very reserved.”
Lima is the mother to a 9-year-old son and has been linked to Alvarez since 2016.
Alvarez has posted photos of Lima on his social media accounts, but there’s not much more information on his significant other.
Here are some photos of Lima and Alvarez: