The “Ready, Steady, Eddy” Factor

Eddy Reynoso is a major impetus to the success story of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, but even after 18 years as Alvarez’s boxing trainer,  plaudits continue to elude and evade him.   The Guadalajara native, who at an early age decided to ditch his dream of becoming a professional boxer philosophically muses:  ‘Recognition will come, sooner or later.’  At just 18 years old, Reynoso emigrated  to the United States, but his stay in Riverside in Southern California, was  brief, with opportunities to in short supply.
Undaunted by adversity, Reynoso chose to return to Guadalajara, where his father, Jose “Chepo” Reynoso, was waiting with a proposal, which would forever change his life.  He says:  ‘My Dad asked me to help him train boxers.  We  opened a gym in the neighborhood located near the old Prision of  Guadalajara.  Thats when everything started to change.’  The Talented Reynoso junior easily but also diligently learned his trade, evolving into an elite and timely boxing coach.

To date he has  worked with more than 10 world champions in 50 championship fights.  He says:  ‘It has not been easy.  I had to go through many things and make a lot of  sacrifices to get where I am now.’  The Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) nominated him in the category of  Best Trainer of the Year 2015.

The prize went to another Latino, Abel Sanchez, trainer of Gennady Golovkin.  Yet, the real light of Reynoso’s life, is his daughter and his wife, who is about to give  birth to another daughter next month.  Reynoso says:  ‘My family is my inspiration to keep working and keep persisting.’

He is currently in San Diego meticulously preparing “Canelo” for his May 7th WBC middleweight crown defence  against Bolton’s Amir “King” Khan.

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