Eddy Reynoso, the head trainer of former unified heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz, expects his student to bounce back from his first career defeat.
Ruiz had banner year in 2019, when he shocked the sport with a seventh round stoppage of Anthony Joshua to capture the WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO heavyweight titles.
But six months after that win, in December in Saudi Arabia, Joshua outboxed Ruiz over twelve rounds to reclaim his world titles.
Ruiz has been out of the ring since suffering that defeat.
Earlier this year, Ruiz parted ways with trainer Manny Robles and hooked up with Reynoso.
Reynoso is best known as the head trainer of Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.
"The important thing with Andy is that he is a fighter who is at the highest levels of his division, who can fight with anyone. In the time that I've been working with him I have realized that he is a boy who wants to continue to overcome," Reynoso said to ESPN Deportes.
"He is young and wants to get ahead. He has already tasted the honeys of victory, he already knows what it is to be a champion and not be a champion. Andy Ruiz is intelligent and he is going to return."
Reynoso also trains Ryan Garcia, Frank Sanchez, Luis Nery, and several others.
Nery was not impressive in his recent win over Aaron Alameda.
Reynoso admits that something was missing.
"He enjoyed himself during the time he wasn't fighting, he was away for a year, he had been going through some weight problems, he went up a division, it was his first fight at this weight, he changed his trainer. He lacked a little more preparation, because they were canceling the dates, he was practically working for a fight since March, the pandemic came and he could no longer train...they gave us this date, we lacked a little more preparation, but Nery is a tremendous boy, who wants to learn and improve himself in boxing and he's going to advance," said Reynoso.