Canelo Reacts To Ryan Garcia’s Behavior – ‘Help Him, He Needs It’

Canelo Alvarez has reacted to concerns over Ryan Garcia’s mental health ahead of his fight with Devin Haney on April 20.

Garcia and Canelo are former stablemates who trained under Eddie Reynoso. Garcia would leave Reynoso in 2021 but parted on bad terms with Canelo. The Undisputed Super Middleweight Champion accused Garcia of wasting his talent and not putting in enough work. There was a perception that Garcia focused too much on his social media.

“Look, Ryan has a lot of talent. But to me in my eyes, he’s wasting a lot of time and wasting his talent. I look at him and don’t see him 100 percent dedicated and, to us, that’s a bad signal.We always remind him as a team to come to the gym, to train, and to learn because you need to be in the gym. You’re learning day-by-day, at the very minimum fighting five times a year,” Alvarez said

While Canelo and Garcia’s relationship has improved, those concerns have cropped up again as Garcia fights Devin Haney for his WBC Junior Welterweight Title. The build-up has been dominated by Garcia’s social media posts. He first raised the alarm after telling a fan he was ‘high as f**k.’

That was followed by an admission that he smokes weed and drinks alcohol. Andrea Celina, Garcia’s ex-wife, has told fans to pray for the boxer. Garcia’s father, Henry Garcia, has reassured fans that he is fine. But Canelo has called on those close to the boxer to help him.

“And as his friend, or like when we used to train together. I wouldn’t let him fight. The only thing I wish right now is that he has people to help him, because he needs it – without judging him. I don’t know what’s going on with him, but I hope he has someone. About the fight – if he was well prepared, it could be a 50/50 fight. Right now, I think it’s going to be very difficult for him,” Canelo said


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