Will Reynoso lead Ruiz back to heavyweight glory?
It’s been nearly five months since former unified heavyweight champion Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz (33-2, 22KOs) lost his belts in his rematch with Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21KOs). The fight on behalf of Ruiz was a dismal showing, as he came in weighing 283 pounds for the biggest fight of his career.
Furthermore, afterwards Ruiz decided to make a huge change. He would decide to part ways with the man that helped him reach heavyweight glory, Manny Robles.
NEW MAN IN CHARGE!
Finally, after months of seeking the next headman to head his corner while looking to rebound, he found his man in boxing trainer Eddy Reynoso. Reynoso made the announcement May 5 on his social media Instagram page.
Reynoso enjoys widespread popularity as the trainer of Canelo Alvarez. Over time, his stable has grown tremendously. He now trains former WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez, former WBC bantamweight champion Luis Nery, rising lightweight prospect Ryan Garcia and current WBC flyweight champion Julio Cesar Martinez.
That’s quite the stable for Reynoso, who’s become a hot commodity.
WILL THE PAIR WORK?
Reynoso’s first priority is to get Ruiz into shape and make sure he stays ready and a fit weight to match his frame. It’s been widely known for years about Ruiz and his inability to sustain a proper weight in between fights. A talented fighter, he will have to improve his discipline, focus and dedication if he wants to get back to the top of the heavyweight food chain.
It’ll be interesting to see how the two mesh once boxing resumes.
By: Jerrell Fletcher