Eddy Reynoso Is Confident Canelo Alvarez Will Avenge Dmitry Bivol Loss
In his latest self-proclaimed attempt at greatness, undisputed super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KO’s) ventured up to the light heavyweight division for a second time. In his first attempt, he bested former WBO champ Sergey Kovalev by way of eleventh round knockout.
Unfortunately for him, Alvarez’ second foray, versus super WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (20-0, 11 KO’s), ended in a loss.
Rather than staging an immediate rematch, Canelo is slated to first do battle with unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in a trilogy that very few were calling for. Following that dust-up and assuming he is victorious, the redhead has every intention on going head-to-head with Bivol one more time.
WE’LL GET YOU NEXT TIME BIVOL!
Unsurprisingly, Canelo’s chief second, Eddy Reynoso, is fully confident that his charge will come out on top if they duel one another again. In the aftermath of his loss to Bivol, Canelo revealed that he believed a deficiency in stamina is what led to his loss. Observers might counter that it was actually Bivol’s consistent jab, movement and control of range is what pathed the way for the loss. No matter what happened, or what you believe, Reynoso doesn’t feel that stamina was a factor in the professional blemish as expressed in an interview with Fight Hub TV.
“After a fight a lot of things come out. There’ve been fights we won in adverse situations. We’ve fought with a hurt hand, fractured hands, punches to the ribs that have hurt him in the 6th rounds and we ended up winning.
“When fights are lost, a lot of things come out that can contribute to the loss. But there’s times when you win in adverse situations. Take the losses how they are, you keep working, keep grinding and keep having discipline.”
On the next go around Reynoso foresees a different outcome.
“Prepare a lot better than before and do things better. I think we were close to winning the fight, we lost the last two rounds that caused us to lose the fight. With better preparation and training for Bivol without a doubt we will win.”
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By: Bakari Simpson