Eddy Reynoso’s Canelo role continues to fly under the radar
Eddy Reynoso is a major impetus to the success story of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, but even after 18 years as Saul’s boxing trainer, plaudits continue to elude and evade him.
“Recognition will come, sooner or later” philosophically muses the native of Guadalajara, who at an early age decided to ditch his dream of becoming a professional boxer. At just 18 years old, Eddy emigrated to the United States, but his stay in Riverside in Southern California, was brief, wth opportunities in short supply.
Undaunted by adversity, Eddy chose to return to Guadalajara, where his Father, Jose “Chepo” Reynoso, was waiting with a proposal, which would forever change his life.
“My Dad asked me to help him train boxers. We opened a gym in the neighborhood located near the old Prison of Guadalajara. That’s when everything started to change,” said Ed.
Talented Eddy easily but also diligently learned his trade, evolving into an elite and timely boxing coach. To date, he’s worked with more than 10 world champions in fifty championship fights.
“It has not been easy, I had to go through many things and make a lot of sacrifices to get where I am now,” he says.
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 Eddy’s life, is his daughter and his wife is about to give birth to another daughter next month.
“My family is my inspiration to keep working and keep persisting, ” explained Eddy, who’s in San Diego meticulously preparing “Canelo” for his May 7th WBC middleweight crown defence against Bolton’s Amir “King” Khan.