The 30-year-old took time out of his busy training schedule before the bout to go on a guided tour of his million-dollar Guadalajara mansion with Graham Bensinger.
Having shown off his close connection with his horses and prized car and trainer collections, he even detailed just how much money he is making on a monthly basis.
The tour, which features on the In Depth with Graham Bensinger series, included details of Canelo’s love of poker, and why he continues to fight despite his riches.
He said: “I didn’t study, I come from very modest beginnings. But I like to learn, I like to learn many things. And I have a lot of things right now. I could retire and I could live, you know, peacefully.
“But I like what I do, boxing in my life. As long as I can, I’ll be here. I’ve always wanted boxing to be something that I love doing, something that I love, and not just for the money.
“So boxing, I always do it because I like it, because I enjoy it, not because it’s going to make me money. I like real estate a lot. And it comes from watching friends.
“As I said, I already have enough to retire right now, thank God. From everything that I have invested, I have…every three months I have between 4 and 5 million dollars that I receive, every three months.
“So I have enough of course to retire and have absolutely no problem. But I like boxing and I’m about to open 90 to 100 gas stations here in Mexico, they’re going to be called ‘Canelo Energy’.
“When you go to pump gas, I want everything to be Canelo’s – that’s my biggest challenge.
“You have to be smart and place some money at risk and say, ‘This money is at risk,’ he added. “Whatever happens, I know I’m at risk and I’m not counting on it.
“When you put something at risk, you risk something to win. You risk a lot to win a lot.
“So of course there has to be a certain amount that you say, ‘Okay, I’ll put this at risk to win a lot.’ But I’m not dumb either.
“You can very quickly have a lot of money, or you can very quickly have nothing. So there’s no need to be dumb, you know?
“I don’t like watching boxing, I enjoy doing it myself and I enjoy what I am doing, but I’m not someone who says, ‘I’m going to be a promoter.’ No, I don’t care for it.”