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The man who matched Alvarez

Jorge Juarez didn't win that day, but he can claim he helped mold a champion

Updated: September 4, 2013, 11:06 AM ET
By Salvador Rodriguez | ESPNDeportes.com

The night of June 17, 2006, didn't define the life of Jorge Juarez, but it was a definitive moment for both him and Canelo Alvarez.

Juarez, now 35 and working as an assistant in a gym in Tijuana, Mexico, retired in 2011 because his quality as a boxer no longer matched his courage in the ring. With the passage of time, he increasingly values a fight that at that point simply represented the first draw of his career, one that came against a kid who showed a bit more than his previous opponents, ...

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