A night of 'fiesta' turns into tears

Canelo Alvarez's mother watched the best day of her son's life turn into the worst

Originally Published: September 15, 2013
By By Pablo S. Torre | ESPN The Magazine

LAS VEGAS -- What would you tell her?

What would you tell Canelo Alvarez's mother, Ana Maria, at 10:58 p.m. local time inside Dressing Room 3 of the MGM Grand Garden Arena?

Just 90 minutes earlier, the entire room had not only been grinning but crooning. Chepo Reynoso, Alvarez's insistently joyous longtime trainer, had led everyone -- family, cameramen, aides, hangers-on -- in a group song: "Vamos, Canelo, vamos! Vamos a ganar!" Translation: "Let's go, Canelo, ...

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