Ruiz Is Officially Team Canelo
In a move that has been considered one of the best decisions of Andy Ruiz Jr.’s career, the former heavyweight champion has officially hired Eddy Reynoso as his new trainer.
It wasn’t that long ago when Ruiz (32-2) was interested in training with the man close to Canelo Alvarez. This came after he cut ties with Manny Robles. An agreement was made and the news was released around the time of Cinco de Mayo. Reynoso is the 2019 Boxing Writers Association of America Trainer of the Year.
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Following one of the biggest upsets in boxing history in which Ruiz shocked Anthony Joshua inside Madison Square Garden, Ruiz regressed. The WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Champion didn’t train for the rematch in Saudi Arabia and was more interested in partying. He ended up coming into the fight at 283.7 pounds. To put that into perspective, Ruiz was 268 pounds during the first Joshua fight. Joshua ended up running circles around him, and Robles stated that Ruiz talked to him and apologized for his lack of preparation.
Reynoso, out of San Diego, also trains Oscar Valdez, Luis Nery, and prospect Ryan Garcia. With Reynoso, Canelo has been able to win middleweight gold as well as the WBO Light-Heavyweight Title. Due to the seriousness of his training methods, we could see a different side of Ruiz, who is going through his third trainer in the last few years.
“Welcome to the team Andy. We are going to do well,” Reynoso stated on Instagram.