Canelo Alvarez
Canelo vs. Khan Weigh-In Getty Images | Steve Marcus

On the outside, Canelo Alvarez will try his best not to show that anything is troubling him. That includes his 2018 clash with Rocky Fielding, a fight he won via technical knockout in the third round. But it turns out that he needed to weather a personal matter after learning beforehand that his older brother was kidnapped in Mexico.

Alvarez made the surprise revelation when he appeared on “In Depth with Graham Bensinger.” Set to air this weekend, the 30-year-old narrated how his brother was kidnapped and he had to personally negotiate with the abductors for three days.

The good news is that the kidnappers released his brother after that. Alvarez was already in New York when he learned about the abduction. Deeper details on how his brother was kidnapped were not revealed.

"For three days, I negotiated with those a**holes so they would let him go. Three days," Alvarez said.

This did not stop Alvarez from winning against Fielding, something that rewarded him the WBA super-middleweight title. He has since stayed on the winning track and owns a 55-1-2 record, the lone loss dealt by Floyd Mayweather Jr.

As for the incident, the Mexican revealed why he does not spend much time in his hometown. He feels that local police had a hand in the kidnapping and is hoping that improvements such as stiffer punishments to criminals are implemented moving forward.

This is also a reason why he wants to bring his family to the US, fearing for their safety. But Alvarez admits that doing so will not be easy since his family is already settled down in Mexico. That may be the case for now but expect the 30-year-old to try and figure out how to bring his family from Mexico to the US if local government does not improve for the better.

Canelo Alvarez
Canelo Alvarez will sit out the reminder of 2016 due to a fractured right thumb. Ronald Martinez, Getty Images

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