Canelo Alvarez’s Coach Issues a Stern Warning to Anthony Joshua

Published 02/27/2021, 7:00 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez poses with his championship belts after his unanimous decision win over Daniel Jacobs in their middleweight unification fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Tom Hogan/Golden Boy/Golden Boy/Getty Images)


Eddy Reynoso, the trainer of Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez, has warned heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua. The famous boxing trainer put the Englishman on notice regarding his heavyweight fighter, Andy Ruiz Jr.

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Joshua and Ruiz Jr. are no strangers to each other. The two have fought twice and won one-a-piece. However, since then, both fighters have gone different ways. ‘AJ’ is on the verge of competing for the undisputed title; Ruiz Jr. has not fought since.

Boxing – Heavyweight World Title Fight – Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev – The SSE Arena, London, Britain – December 12, 2020 Anthony Joshua during his fight against Kubrat Pulev Pool via REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

‘The Destroyer’, however, changed trainers after his defeat to the Englishman in the second fight. Since then, Ruiz Jr. has been on a strict training routine. Moreover, he wants all the big fights for his return to the ring.

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Ahead of Canelo Alvarez, taking on Avni Yildirim on February 27, his coach spoke to Little Giant Boxing on YouTube. Regarding Ruiz Jr., he said, “He’s going to be a great fighter and maybe one day we’ll have to face Eddie Hearn in the Anthony Joshua trilogy. This time we’re going to knock him out.” [translated from Spanish]

This comment from Alvarez’s trainer showed the confidence he has in his new protegee. Moreover, it also gave an insight into the type of fight ‘The Destroyer’ is looking to make on his return.

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When could the trilogy between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua happen?

Joshua is close to a two-fight deal with Tyson Fury for the undisputed heavyweight title. This should keep the champion occupied for the whole of 2021. So when will the trilogy fight between the two happen?

The Fury-Joshua fight has provided Ruiz Jr. the perfect opportunity to work his way back to a title shot. If he can take on two contenders in 2021, he could warrant another fight against ‘AJ’. Moreover, if Joshua loses to Fury, it would make it easier to stage that fight.

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DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 04: Eddie Hearn stands between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Clash On The Dunes Press Conference at the Diriyah Season Hospitality Lounge on December 04, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Therefore, given the excitement in the heavyweight division, a third fight is possible. However, it all relies on whether the former champion can make a successful return to the sport. Rumors suggest Ruiz Jr. will take on Chris Arreola next. This will do him no favors in getting a third fight against Joshua unless he makes a big statement.

What do you think of these comments from Eddy Reynoso? Do you think Canelo Alvarez’s team can help Andy Ruiz Jr. become champion again?

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READ: Everything You Need to Know About Canelo Alvarez’s Trainer – Eddy Reynoso

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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