The first day of activities in San Diego, California, between former unified heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz, and the trainer of the year in 2019, Eddy Reynoso , was summed up in 90 minutes of work and great expectations were generated on what can happen in the future.
Reynoso told ESPN Deportes that what he saw in those first minutes, and what he heard in those first exchanges of words, in addition to the good energy that exists in the working team, motivates him to think that Ruiz will have good results.
"The most important thing in a first training session is the boy's willingness to start, Andy Ruiz brings a lot of willingness, he wants to continue his career at the level he is at, he's at an important level, he wants to keep learning," Reynoso said.
“We have a good team with Canelo (Alvarez), (Oscar) Valdez, Ryan (García), (Luis) Nery, fighters who are in their moment, and that can help him to push him more to what he wants to achieve in his career.
"We had a good day. We trained for an hour and a half, he did warm-up movements, shadow boxing, we practiced some combinations, we practiced what he wants to work on, what he likes, I think we are going to do good, he adapts quite a bit to the boxing that I like, counter-attack boxing, waist movement, to be counterattacking, feinting, there are many things that I can be contributing and he has the disposition. We are going to make a good team, with the disposition that he brings and with the fighters on the team we can do good things."
In 2019, Ruiz went from being a contender to being the king of the world after starring in the biggest heavyweight upset in almost 30 years of boxing by knocking out Anthony Joshua in June for the WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA world titles, but then saw that momentum go up in smoke when he was dominated over twelve rounds in the December rematch.
The loss certainly motivated Ruiz to end his relationship with trainer Manny Robles and then hire Reynoso.
Ruiz expects to fight again the first quarter of 2021.