“He Was Abnormal as a Kid” – Eddy Reynoso Explains Why Canelo Alvarez Was Called ‘Mini Mike Tyson’

Published 03/18/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


The pound-for-pound king of boxing, Canelo Alvarez is no less than a colossal brand today. The world has seen his in-ring audacities right from his debut. Ever since 2005, Canelo has displayed his prodigious talent to make a mark in the sport of boxing. When he made his first walk, nobody ever expected him to come this long and achieve legendary status.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Recently, Canelo and his coach Eddy Reynoso were in the Hotboxin podcast alongside Mike Tyson and Henry Cejudo. Here, Reynoso spilled the beans on Alvarez’s childhood boxing days in his gym.

Via ‘Triple C’s’ translation, he said, “He was abnormal as a kid. Like 13-14 years old, he was already like you know, dropping guys that were 17, 18 (years old). Everybody that’s short and stocky in Mexico and Guadalajara or Mexico in general, they call him mini (Mike) Tyson.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez walks to his corner during his middleweight unification fight against Daniel Jacobs at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Canelo doesn’t possess a vast frame, yet he could dispatch opponents much bigger than him. Eddy Reynoso identified Alvarez’s abilities right in his initial boxing days and felt that the latter showcased something unusual and different from other fighters in his gym.

He carved Canelo to his best version, and the duo achieved lofty heights in boxing. He’s undoubtedly Eddy Reynoso’s best fighter, who’s going strong until today and has clearly shed the tag of ‘Mini Tyson’.

Both Alvarez and Reynoso have their eyes set on the super-middleweight division, and they’re hungry to grasp every title at the 168-pound landscape.

Read – David Haye Feels Anthony Joshua Edges Over Tyson Fury, Gives a Shocking Prediction

Can Canelo Alvarez become the undisputed king of super-middleweights?

Displaying a resume of 55-1-2, the 30-year-old is already the unified king in the super-middleweight category. On May 8, he’ll confront the Brit, Billy Joe Saunders, in a massive title unification fight.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

If he gets past the Saunders’ challenge in his next bout, then he’ll directly set himself up for an undisputed title fight against IBF champ, Caleb Plant.

More than anyone else, Alvarez is himself keen to touch gloves with the stout champions of his division and dethrone them to solidify his spot.

He’s already begun training for the Saunders fight. Furthermore, he wishes to stay extremely active with his boxing stint this year, thus registering his name in the history books again.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

941 articles

Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT