Canelo Alvarez the 27-year-old boxing phenom uploaded a series of photographs of him carrying boxes alongside relief workers in Guadalajara. He signed some boxes of aid with the message: ‘Stay strong Mexico’
‘Today we interrupt the tireless work of the volunteers of the DIF (National System for Integral Family Development) to do our bit,’ the boxer communicated on Instagram.
Five states were devastated by the disaster, with President Enrique Pena Nieto revealing that there were 73 deaths in Morelos state, 43 in Puebla, 13 in the State of Mexico, six in Guerrero and one in Oaxaca.
The deadly earthquake struck less than two weeks after the most powerful earthquake in Mexico in a century, a 8.1-magnitude tremor that has killed 344 (so far)
Canelo is one of Mexico’s biggest sporting stars and is one of the most famous names in boxing today. In less than a week after going 12 tough rounds with Golovkin in Las Vegas, Canelo was back in his homeland doing his bit for his people.