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Eddy Reynoso: ‘We’re going to show Ryan Garcia is a SUPERSTAR’

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By Jim Maltzman: Trainer Eddy Reynoso likes what he saw from his fighter lightweight Ryan Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs) with his shocking first round knockout win over Francisco Fonseca last Friday night in Anaheim, California.

Reysnoso says they’d been working on the move that Reynoso made in letting Fonseca (25-3-2, 19 KOs) come forward so that Ryan could land his fast left hook that he throws like a whip.

Fonseca showed little regard for the danger that Ryan’s hook presented to him, as he didn’t keep his left guard up when he tried to land a right hand.

The left hook punch has become Garcia’s trademark shot in his arsenal. It’s the one that he uses on a consistent basis to knockout his opponents.

“He did something special. He let Fonseca come to him, and we were working on that a lot in camp, ” said Ryan Garcia’s trainer Eddy Reynoso to Little Giant Boxing. Ryan baited Fonseca on the head, and then it was over. But we need more rounds.”

Reynoso can’t count on all of Garcia’s opponents to be so sloppy as his last two guys he’s faced. Fonseca and Romero Duno both showed limited boxing skills, and weren’t disciplined on defense. If Reynoso is only going to have Ryan throwing left hooks, his opposition are going to train for that, and that take that punch away from him completely.

Garcia, 21, has to add a right to his game, because the talented lightweights will take that punch away from him, and light him the way Carlos Morales did in their fight in 2018.

Morales knew how to block Ryan’s left hook, and he was able to hit him all night long with his right hands. The last two guys that Golden Boy Promotions has picked out for Ryan have been poor defensively, and fought like they hadn’t trained properly to negate his main weapon.

“With better opponents, you will see more of Ryan Garcia’s boxing skills,” said Reynoso. “Yes, Fonseca fell wrong. A trainer is never happy when the opponent gets knocked out in brutal fashion like that. But it’s a part of boxing.

Garcia is going to need to show more of his boxing ability when he gets in with the likes of Jorge Linares, Luke Campbell and Gervonta Davis. Those are the threat fighters that Garcia wants to fight in 2020. However, it’s likely he’ll only be able to fight twice more in 2020, seeing that his promoter Oscar De La Hoya says his fight with Linares will be in July. That means Ryan’s next fight after that will be in either November or December.

“We’re going, and we’re moving forward,” said Reynoso on Ryan. “We’re going to continue to do things with discipline and dedication. We need to work on other things, and remain focused. I’m very happy to hear him give me recognition.

“We’re going to continue to work hard, and be humble. We’re going to work hard to show people that Ryan Garcia is a superstar,” said Reysnoso.

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