“He Wants to Keep Learning” – Eddie Reynoso Lauds Andy Ruiz Jr.

Published 10/02/2020, 7:33 AM EDT


Former unified heavyweight champion, Andy Ruiz Jr. has begun his training with Eddy Reynoso and has impressed his new trainer on the very first day.

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The Mexican heavyweight is the first and only man from his country to become a world champion in his division. He is also the only person to vanquish Anthony Joshua in professional boxing. That said, his latest appearance against Joshua wasn’t a successful one.

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Ruiz Jr. lost his world titles in a lopsided defeat against AJ in December 2019. He changed his training camp after the loss, joining hands with Canelo Alvarez’s trainer, Eddy Reynoso. Meanwhile, Ruiz aims early 2021 to stage his comeback and his trainer is already allured with his performance.

Andy Ruiz Jr. can impress you at any day, at any point

Speaking with ESPN Deportes, Reynoso outlined the first day of his training with ‘The Destroyer.’ While Andy Ruiz Jr. possesses several skills, his willingness to learn is something that has highly impressed Eddie Reynoso.

He said, “The most important thing in a first training session is the boy’s willingness to start. Andy Ruiz brings a lot of willingness, he wants to continue his career at the level he is at, he’s at an important level, he wants to keep learning.” 

Since Reynoso has already trained eminent world champions like Canelo Alvarez and Ryan Garcia, Andy Ruiz Jr. is just another stellar addition to the lot.

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While talking about the first day of training, Reynoso said that it was a “good day.”

“We had a good day. We trained for an hour and a half, he did warm-up movements, shadow boxing, we practiced some combinations, we practiced what he wants to work on, what he likes, I think we are going to do good, he adapts quite a bit to the boxing that I like, counter-attack boxing, waist movement, to be counterattacking, feinting, there are many things that I can be contributing and he has the disposition.”

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The world-class trainer further added, “We are going to make a good team, with the disposition that he brings, and with the fighters on the team we can do good things.”

Meanwhile, Andy Ruiz Jr. might return against heavyweight contender Chris Arreola. Although the fight is still not official, it is on the verge of being materialized. If ‘The Destroyer’ gets the win, he can enter the heavyweight title race again.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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