WATCH: Canelo Alvarez Shares His Uppercut Secret With Andy Ruiz Jr.

Published 03/30/2021, 1:43 AM EDT
Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) and Callum Smith (white trunks) during their WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight championship bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports


Canelo Alvarez is one of the hardest punchers in the super-middleweight division. The P4P superstar is famous for his wide variety of punches in the ring. However, in his last two fights, his unique uppercut has caught the attention of experts. Alvarez has now shared his secret with Andy Ruiz Jr, who is training for his return against Chris Arreola.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The former unified heavyweight champion will make his comeback on May 1. and is in camp with one of the best active fighters. In addition, Ruiz Jr. has got special advice from Alvarez.

Andy Ruiz Jr at the Public Investment Fund office complex in Riyadh. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

Canelo’s coach, Henry Garcia, took to social media to share a video. In the post, we see Alvarez explaining to Andy Ruiz Jr. how to land the perfect uppercut. We can then see the boxers talking about movement and defense.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Garcia revealed that Alvarez was preparing Ruiz Jr. to face pressure fighters. He was teaching ‘The Destroyer’ to expect the unexpected against fighters who keep coming at you. Thus, with this, the P4P king showed his helping nature and coaching ability.

READ: Why Deontay Wilder vs Andy Ruiz Jr. is the Fight to Make

Training with Canelo Alvarez will benefit Andy Ruiz Jr. in many ways

The former heavyweight champion of the world has to make a statement on his return to the sport after nearly 18 months out. However, this will be easier thanks to the Mexican champion’s presence in his camp.

The primary reason for this is discipline. Alvarez and his team follow strict measures to ensure their fighters are in the best shape possible. And this was the one aspect that Ruiz Jr. struggled in.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Moreover, ‘The Destroyer’ will benefit from having the experience of the Mexican, as Alvarez has been in the ring with different types of fighters. And in a time when the heavyweight division is so exciting, it will be priceless for Ruiz Jr.

Thus, all these aspects will be tested against Arreola on May 1. The former champion has already made a tremendous body transformation. However, only time will tell if he can put the heavyweight division on notice.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

What do you make of this video? Do you think Canelo Alvarez’s presence in Andy Ruiz Jr.’s camp will lead him to the heavyweight title?

READ: Unorthodox But Effective- How WBC Champion Tyson Fury Trains

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Leonardo Carvalho

1042 articles

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT