Developing a young fighter can be a difficult task. For Eddy Reynoso, who trains the likes of Ryan Garcia and Oscar Valdez, discipline is key. Planning the future of a fighter is important, which is the process he is currently going through with Julio Cesar Martinez.
On the latest episode of “Peleamundo”, Matchroom Boxing’s premier Spanish content feature, Jessie Vargas talked with Reynoso on the growth of the WBC Flyweight Champion. With 12 wins via knockout, the sky is the limit for Martinez (16-1, 1 NC).
“He’s very disciplined,” Reynoso stated. “He shows all the characteristics of a typical Mexican fighter. He likes to fight. He likes to train and more than anything, he’s a star. In such few fights he’s already won a World Championship and I believe if he keeps on the same path, he’s going to do great things because he’s a good fighter who’s very fond of learning, he’s very technical. He’s there. He’s a great champion.
Making his professional debut in 2015, “El Rey” has managed to elevate himself each step of the way. He knocked out Andrew Selby back in March 2019 and then faced off against Charlie Edwards that August for the WBC Flyweight Title. Martinez won, but it was later ruled a no-contest after Martinez hit an illegal shot. Maturing, he came back in December and beat Cristofer Rosales via TKO for the vacant title.
Martinez won his last bout in February against Jay Harris to defend the belt. One of his goals is to unify the division. Artem Dalakian is the WBA Champion while Moruti Mthalane is the IBF Champion. The WBO belt is currently vacant. He is also interested in moving up in weight, where superfights are a possibility.
Reynoso believes in due time Martinez will be ready for WBA Super-Flyweight Champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez and WBC, The Ring and lineal Super-Flyweight Champion Juan Francisco Estrada.
“We’re going to keep him at Flyweight and try to defend and unify with Tanaka or Mthalane,” Reynoso went on to say. “And we’re getting harder fights little by little. We’ll move up to 115lbs to fight Estrada, Cuadras, Chocolatito, there’s so many good fighters and I believe it’s step by step. We’ll keep him at Featherweight then move up to Super-Featherweight.”