My first assignment with ESPN with words by Mike Coppinger:
GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- CANELO ALVAREZ STROLLS on Mexican soil, past the elegant horse fountain that greets visitors and inside the stable lined with his prized stallions -- all 30 of them -- at his ranch named Las Reinas (The Queens) for his wife and two daughters.
Alvarez doesn't show his sanctuary often. He finds solace here from the whirlwind pressure he carries as the standard-bearer of his sport the world over -- and especially in his boxing-obsessed country.
"This is my home, this is my privacy," Canelo tells ESPN. "All of this is just for me and for my family. ... I love horses. I love riding. And I love being here."