In a hidden gym in San Diego, he worked silently for several years, and Sol “El Canelo” Alvarez was in his favorite place: his training ground.
After a three-round victory over Avni Yildirim in February 2020, the Jalisco, Mexico took only one week off before accepting the next challenge: a duel against WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (30 wins 0 Saturday At night at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, he was knocked out and lost £14).
Coach Eddy Reynoso said that Alvarez’s defeat of the undefeated British will prove that he is “the best pound-to-pound fighter” and “has reached the top of the game.”
In San Diego, the Mexican boxer trains in a modest gym, crowded with people he has known for many years.
Reynoso pointed out that when the fighters started to become famous, the coaches “are the first to fight.”
Álvarez’s team is different.
When his brother Rigoberto introduced him to Don Chepo and Reynoso, he was only 13 years old, and loyalty has always been valued by the group.
What if Chepo and Reynoso didn’t partner with Álvarez and let him become a unified middleweight champion?
“This would have been much more difficult; I may not have reached my position,” Alvarez said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times at its training ground before the battle on Saturday.
“They are people who pay more attention to me than others. They are not as focused on greed and the money they can make as everyone usually does. I think they are unique people. Thankfully, he put them in front of me. We We have formed a perfect team to achieve our goals. We all have a common goal: to be the best.”
For Reynoso, discipline, perseverance, in addition to avoiding work and personal problems, are vital to his success and trust in Alvarez. He also values his passion and dedication to the sport.
“They told me that when you do what you like, you will always do well. I like to invest a lot in work. The results speak for themselves,” Reynoso said.
Reynoso is 44 years old, 14 years older than Alvarez. He said that because of Alvarez’s discipline, he rarely yelled in the ring, but he did it in two battles with Gennady Golovkin. Reynoso tried to do this in Alvarez’s ear to avoid being caught by the camera.
Alvarez said that, accompanied by Reynoso, they took a perfect path.
However, Alvarez’s record is not perfect. Floyd Mayweather Jr. suffered a tragic loss in 2013. This is the only flaw in his record. Jalisco’s boxer admitted that this failure made him very sad, but it taught him a lot. Álvarez and Reynoso agreed that this fight played an important role in the boxer’s career, and if he faced Mayweather in another stage of his career, then Álvarez would defeat him.
There is no doubt that I will defeat him. Now, Floyd (Floyd) is already a veteran, already old. But five years ago, Alvarez would defeat him, and two years after fighting Freud, Alvarez would defeat him,” Reynoso said of Alvarez’s report on September 14, 2013. The failure of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
But that battle taught him to be a better athlete, a better person. Methodical person. “