WATCH: Eddy Reynoso’s Genius Yet Honest Advice Helps Canelo Alvarez Secure the Biggest Win of His Career

Published 11/06/2021, 10:12 AM EDT
May 8, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Boxer Canelo Alvarez celebrates defeating Billy Joe Saunders during a super middleweight boxing title fight at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


Canelo Alvarez, in a few hours from now, will enter the ring for his biggest career fight. He will lock horns with Caleb Plant with all the super-middleweight titles on the line. That said, just like every fight, the Mexican boxing star, alongside his coach, Eddy Reynoso, will look to pull off something special.

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Both Reynoso and Alvarez have traced a long pathway together, and their success is paramount. Reynoso, regarded as one of the best trainers in boxing, always guided Alvarez the right way. But, there was one fight, wherein Eddy Reynoso’s advice helped Alvarez claim the biggest win of his career.

May 7, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Boxer Canelo Alvarez flexes for the fans during weigh ins for his super middleweight boxing title fight against Billy Joe Saunders at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

This fight was the Gennady Golovkin rematch Canelo had back in 2018. After a controversial draw, the duo were aligned for a second meeting to settle on one true winner. As expected, the pair began to land bombs on each other from the first bell itself.

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Both Canelo and ‘GGG’ exchanged a barrage of punches. Also, Canelo seemed eager to knock his fellow adversary out. As a result, he landed some electrifying right hooks on Golovkin‘s chin, but the latter seemed unmoved with the same.

 

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Despite that, Alvarez kept going ahead with the same shots, thus spending immense energy and stamina. Citing that, Eddy Reynoso gave his fighter noteworthy advice, which eventually turned the tables.

He said, “Did he hurt you?”

“You’re going well. I don’t want you to…You can’t knock him out! Don’t try to knock him out cabron! He’s too strong!”

Canelo stuck to what Reynoso wanted. As a result, the fight went the distance and Canelo kept tremendous stamina in the bag in the later rounds.

Canelo Alvarez and Eddy Reynoso – The best trainer-boxer duo in boxing

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Canelo, following Reynoso’s advice, didn’t go for the knockout. Instead, he looked to land his jabs as well as power-packed shots to collect points.

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Gennady Golovkin punches Canelo Alvarez during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Per Compubox stats, Alvarez landed a whopping 39.1% power punches compared to ‘GGG’s 34.9%. Eventually, these figures turned the tables for the Mexican boxing stalwart, and he claimed a Majority Decision win.

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That night, Alvarez and Reynoso proved why they’re the best trainer-boxer duo in boxing.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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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.

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