Ryan Garcia didn’t put the work in when training alongside Canelo Alvarez and was lucky to have him.
That’s according to the opinionated Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn.
Garcia left Eddy Reynoso and Canelo’s training team and began picking against them in a fight with Gennadiy Golovkin.
Hearn doesn’t see a problem with it but believes he knows why Canelo reacted.
“I don’t mind any of it. I think everyone says things that upset people in boxing,” Hearn told The DAZN Boxing Show.
“There’s a lot of pride, a lot of machismo, a lot of egos outside of the fighters. There’s clearly a feeling from either Ryan Garcia or whoever that things weren’t probably left on the best of terms.
“I know that Canelo and Eddy always felt that Ryan didn’t put the work in that a slot in that gym should behold.
“The thing you have to understand about Eddy Reynoso’s gym is that it’s not easy to get in there. It’s not easy to get the time of Eddy Reynoso. It kind of comes with the blessing of Canelo Alvarez as well because those guys are so close.”
Hearn added: “What I’ve learned about Canelo is he really wants to help people, and I feel like he would have helped Ryan. He would have been around in training sessions.
“I think they felt he didn’t put the time back in. He had his own problems, and now there are various back and forths.
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“Ryan keeps putting a few digs in, which Canelo Alvarez is going to respond to because, again, another thing with Canelo Alvarez is he doesn’t really care what he says.
“He’s just going to tell you what he’s feeling. You have to respect that. We’ve seen it in the GGG press conferences.”
Garcia is now working with Joe Goossen and sticking close to Oscar De La Hoya, despite the pair also falling out previously.
As for Canelo, he has to focus on facing Golovkin for the third time and winning that fight. If he doesn’t, further questions will get asked – and he knows it.