Is Eddy Reynoso The Best Trainer?
Has there ever been a trainer considered to be the best of the best in this sport? No, because usually the fighter is recognized, and their trainer is usually forgotten.
There are so many trainers globally, but in Mexico, everyone knows who the best trainer of all time is; his name is Eddy Reynoso.
He is currently the trainer for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and the new trainer to Ryan “King Ry” Garcia and Andy Ruiz.
These three men are amongst the best in their division right now, but how much credit goes to Reynoso?
Eddie Reynoso, a native from Guadalajara, Mexico, where he himself boxed amateur in region tournaments. It was not until the age of 16 when he quit boxing and took an interest in coaching. He followed in his father’s footsteps to become a coach, but he did have some of the best teachers to help him, such as Amílcar Bruza, Jesús Rivero, and Julián Magdaleno.
Reynoso said that speaking with legendary fight manager Rafael Mendoza was an important moment in his boxing life.
“He told me anyone can hold the mitts,” said Eddy Reynoso about Mendoza’s advice. “Be a professor that teaches boxing. Show them the art of boxing.”
That is exactly what he has done with Canelo being one of the best at head movements and counter punches, and it seems like sometimes’s no one can even land a single punch on the WBC, WBA, and Ring Magazine champion.
Now that he is training Ryan Garcia, could he make him one of the best WBC Interim World Lightweight champions the lightweight division has ever seen with his power and speed?
With him now adding Andy Ruiz, the former WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO champion, will he make him a number 1 contender again?
Reynoso was also named Trainer of the Year 2019 by the prestigious Boxing Writers Association of America, by the World Boxing Council, by the World Boxing Organization, ESPN, and Ring Magazine. He is now clearly the favorite to repeat it this year.
Will Eddie Reynoso be the best trainer this sport has seen? Will he make Ryan Garcia as good of a boxer or even better than Canelo? Will he help Andy Ruiz retain his belts?
These are all questions we have to start asking as the Mexican trainer gets ready to get his fighters ready for their next fight to keep them at the top of their respective weight divisions.