Oscar De La Hoya Approves Ryan Garcia’s Decision To Change Trainer
Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya applauded Ryan Garcia’s timely move to his new trainer Joe Goosen after parting his ways with famous coach Eddy Reynoso.
The emerging lightweight contender Garcia had been training under the pupil ship of Reynoso for the most part of his career. But last week the talented fighter revealed that he has decided to go with a new trainer in Goosen as Reynoso didn’t have much “time” to train him.
Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) last made his ring appearance against Luke Campbell in January 2021 where he knocked down his opponent with a devastating left hook in the seventh round.
Since then, the Cali-native has been probing to land a big fight against the top contenders in the division.
Garcia is currently scheduled to face Emmanuel Tagoe on April 9 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. His long-time promoter De La Hoya appreciated his decision of moving to Goosen as he will get the required time to get himself prepared for his next fight.
Previously, De La Hoya has admired the boxing knowledge of Reynoso and liked the idea of Garcia training with him. But the amount of time Reynoso spends with superstar Canelo Alvarez, the other fighters weren’t getting the due time which they deserved.
Lately, Vergil Ortiz Jr., another promising talent, had also made his way out of Reynoso’s gym for the same reason.
“When the Vergil was thinking of going to Eddy Reynoso, I liked the idea because he has knowledge and training alongside a great champion like Canelo, it would have been great,” said De La Hoya.
“The only issue was the time,” De La Hoya continued. “The time. Eddy Reynoso has so many world champions, including the very best one [Canelo Alvarez].”
“If Canelo tells Eddy, ‘Hey, let’s go on vacation, he drops everything and he goes because they’re best friends.” De La Hoya continued.
“So, it wouldn’t have been fair to Vergil or the fighters, and now we see Ryan went with Joe Goosen, which is a great choice.”