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Canelo Alvarez's coach, Eddy Reynoso, with a nightmarish year

Canelo Alvarez's coach, Eddy Reynoso, with a nightmarish year

After a golden 2021, Eddy Reynoso won the recognition as Trainer of the Year: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez became undisputed champion in the super middleweight division, Oscar Valdez won the WBC super featherweight belt and Andy Ruiz returned to fight at the top level.

However, 2022 has been a complicated year for his gym, because in one semester alone three other star boxers decided to change trainers and the fighters he retained lost their fights.

The boxers who abandoned Eddy Reynoso

They are: Ryan Garcia, Frank Sanchez and Andy Ruiz, who chose another trainer for their most recent gigs.

The first was Ryan Garcia (22-0), who in February announced that he would no longer train with Eddy, arguing that the trainer did not have time to train him.

In fact, he claimed that they spent two weeks in his camp to fight Emmanuel Tagoe and Eddy never showed up.

I didn’t have the time to train anymore and it wasn’t working. It had already been two weeks in camp and I hadn’t seen him, so I said it’s time for a change,” said Ryan Garcia.

This decision dragged Frank Sanchez (20-0) along: one of his trainers is Henry Garcia, Ryan’s father, and once he decided to split, he was seconded by Frank. Still, Eddy Reynoso was in his corner for his fight against Christian Hammer on January 1 of this year, with victory for Cuban-born Sanchez by unanimous decision.

While Andy Ruiz left the Canelo Team for his preparation against Luis Ortiz to be held on September 8. The only fight “The Destroyer” fought with Eddy Reynoso was against Chris Arreola on May 1 of last year, with a controversial unanimous decision victory.

The drop in the results of his fighters

In this semester, also his fighters Rey Martinez, Canelo Alvarez and Oscar Valdez, with Reynoso in the corner, lost their respective fights:

Julio Cesar “Rey” Martinez came in as a reliever to face Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez on March 9 of this year, but could not handle the Nicaraguan star, who defeated him took the win by unanimous decision. He is currently preparing for a second fight against McWilliams Arroyo, after his first fight was suspended due to a head butt.

In the case of Oscar Valdez, he lost his undefeated record when he lost by unanimous decision against Shakur Stevenson in a super featherweight unification fight.

And finally, the most resounding defeat was that of Canelo Alvarez on May 7, when he lost by unanimous decision in a semi-featherweight fight against Russian Dmitry Bivol, after being considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

Currently, Eddy Reynoso is looking for an urgent victory by Canelo, against Gennady Golovkin on September 17, while Rey Martinez will fight this Saturday.

Source: Marca

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