Similar to the only man who would ever defeat him – Floyd Mayweather Jr – Canelo had a family in his corner.
So, there was nothing unorthodox in Canelo facing fellow Mexican Abraham Gonzalez in his first fight; Gonzalez three years his senior.
Still though, against Vazquez, Canelo was made work.
Hector Velazquez, a Tijuana local, and a solid career fighter, was the main draw.
Or it could have meant Juarez being the only person outside of Floyd Mayweather to defeat Canelo in his professional career; to date.