Eddy Reynoso could train Anthony Joshua for Oleksandr Usyk rematch

Canelo Alvarez’s coach/manager Eddy Reynoso is reportedly in talks with former IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing to train the recently beaten British fighter for his important rematch with Oleksandr Usyk next March or April.

Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) cannot afford to lose this second fight with Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) if he wants to remain as one of the elite-level heavyweights in the division.

AJ has already lost two out of his last three fights since 2019, and there are whispers that he’s totally shell-shocked from his knockout loss to Andy Ruiz Jr, unable to mentally recover from that devastating knockout loss.

He has many physical qualities and I think he does not take advantage of them,” said Eddy Reynoso via Michael Benson in taking Joshua.

Whether Reynoso can actually help Joshua is the million-dollar question. Andy Ruiz Jr. doesn’t look improved as a fighter since signing on with Reynoso over a year ago, Ryan Garcia doesn’t look great, and Oscar Valdez is coming off a robbery win over Robson Conceicao. Canelo Alvarez is a good fighter, but he’s more self-taught than a product of Reynoso’s teaching.

Alexander Usyk, Anthony Joshua, Eddy Reynoso boxing image / photo

It might be a waste of time for Joshua to dump his current trainer and go with Reynoso for his rematch with Usyk because he’s not a magic Genie that has emerged from a lamp that can transform AJ from a shell-shocked guy with the 1000 yard stare to the fighter that he once was five years ago.

Arum says Joshua should step aside

“I think he [Anthony Joshua] really needs a new trainer because obviously fighting Usyk the way he did, fighting Usyk 100 times and he’ll beat him 100 times,” said promoter Bob Arum to All Access Elite Boxing.

“So maybe a new trainer, which means maybe it would be wise to not force a fight with Usyk right away and let Usyk fight Tyson Fury with the winner to fight Joshua and Joshua would have an interim fight in the meantime,” said Arum.

That sounds like a keen idea that Arum has of Joshua stepping aside and letting Tyson Fury be the one to fight Usyk next. It’s a win-win for Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn if they do that because Fury could take care of their problem for them.

Even if Fury loses to Usyk, Joshua and Hearn come out ahead because the interest in the Joshua-Usyk rematch will be enhanced. If the boxing public sees Usyk take care of Fury in the same fashion as he did AJ, they’re going to be coming at the bit to see if the Ukrainian can finish off Joshua’s career and send him into retirement.

 

12 thoughts on “Eddy Reynoso could train Anthony Joshua for Oleksandr Usyk rematch”

  1. Both fury and sugar hill Stewart offered to train Anthony Joshua for the rematch. No doubt paying special attention to the loading of gloves with eggweights and shifting the horse hair padding around so the finger’s may be seen clearly visible through the leather gloves. Add a paid for referee and a couple judge’s and Anthony Joshua vs fury is a done deal. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, spiked water holding neck wrenching tripping rabbit punching and steroids cocaine crank and maybe Ricky hatten pulling down the glove.

  2. Luis Ortiz is bad, meaning good. Ariolla was a tune up for Luis Ortiz remember? So Luis Ortiz is next for Andy Ruiz right?

  3. As I remember Andy Ruiz was laughing at Deontay Wilder when in the second fight fury glove tampered with an egg weight in his left glove and no padding in his right glove. Now he has the nerve to call out Deontay Wilder. Are you delusional? Can’t you see Deontay Wilder was robbed by the boxing establishment? You will not get any such favors from the press, no , none at all. This fury guy is full of it and is very bad for boxing, he should be stripped of the WBC belt fined and imprisoned.

  4. And those contracts, when Canelo moves up in weight, he has a contract that his opponent pays one million dollars for every pound of weight gained after the weigh-in.

  5. Or you can choose to be your own man like Deontay Wilder, fight all comer’s, any time and any place. In the middle of the ring, toe to toe, fair and square. Boxing within the Queensbury rules of boxing.

  6. This is what the boxing establishment want and intends to achieve by positive reinforcement of successive approximations towards desired goals. So mother’s tell your children to become pandering sycafants and then they will be able to provide for their families. Apple polishing puppets with the man’s hand up your back side manipulating your every move.

  7. Contrast all of this good will and nurturing, to Deontay Wilder and the greatest heavyweight champion that ever lived without question wouldn’t have been robbed and cheated again and again and again.

  8. Everyone wants to train Anthony Joshua so they can gain public support ultimately in line with the goal of having Anthony Joshua fight fury. Sugar Hill Stewart volunteered to train Anthony Joshua, as did fury. They’re the masters of glove tampering with eggweights and horse hair repositioning advantage floppy gloves flopping around all over the place.

  9. Reynoso training methods include the use of pharmaceutical enhancement drugs. Combluteral or steroids and such, and are effective. Look at Andy Ruiz impressive transformation, and of course canelos drug cheating tactics.

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