“He Wanted Independence”: Ryan Garcia’s Father Reveals the Real Reason Behind Splitting From Eddy Reynoso

Published 02/21/2022, 10:40 AM EST

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The former WBC interim lightweight champion Ryan Garcia is all set to exchange leather after a long spell of inactivity. However, prior to his much-awaited showdown against Ghanaian pugilist Emmanuel Tagoe on April 9, his big announcement stunned the boxing world.

‘The Flash’ unveiled that he is going to change the course of his boxing career. As he has to split from the renowned boxing trainer Eddy Reynoso. Moreover, the star boxer will continue his winning campaign with the ‘Hall of Famer’, Joe Goossen.

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However, his father and co-trainer, Henry Garcia, came in support and said, “He wanted Independence.”


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Talking to BoxingScene.com, he said, “Ryan decided that it was time for him to have his own gym….He wanted to build his own brand and make it bigger.”

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For the uninitiated, it is bold on the part of ‘KingRy’ as Canelo Alvarez’s trainer Reynoso is one of the best boxing coaches of this generation.

Ryan Garcia and Eddy Reynoso: Journey on end

In 2018, ‘The Flash’ became part of Eddy Reynoso’s team. Since then, he has fought 5 bouts and won each of them by the way of a knockout. The last battle he fought under the guidance of Reynoso was a year back against Luke Campbell. It was also an outstanding knock, showcased by the 23-year-old boxer.



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He told ESNews, “Eddy didn’t have the time to work 100%. He’s a very busy trainer, and I understand. Sometimes you have to make your change for the better. It’s nothing against him. He’s a good trainer. I won five fights with him by knockout, so there’s nothing wrong. I’m going to another level, and I need a full-on, 100% [trainer]. It was never bad blood. It was about dedication and time, you know?”

The duo was escalating perfectly in the gym and in the ring. However, it seems that after recovering from the wrist injury and mental health issues, ‘KingRy’ wants a fresh start.

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As of now, Ryan Garcia will resume training with his father, Henry Garcia, and the new coach, Joe Goosen. Undoubtedly, the extra dimensions will add to his art with the exposure of new chapters in life. However, he will miss the good old days he spent with Canelo and his coach Eddy Reynoso.

What impact will this move have on Ryan Garcia’s boxing career? Let us know in the comments below.


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Abhishek Singh


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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.
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