By Dan Ambrose: Ryan Garcia revealed on Saturday that the reason he decided to change switch out coach Eddy Reynoso in favor of Joe Goosen for his next fight on April 9th is related to “time” related.
Ryan says the famous trainer Reynoso, who also coaches Canelo Alvarez, Oscar Valdez, and Andy Ruiz Jr is “Very busy.”
With the 23-year-old King Ry (21-0, 18 KOs) needing to prepare for his important April 9th fight against Emmanuel Tagoe (32-1, 15 KOs), he needs a coach that’ll have the time to train him for this contest.
This is Ryan’s first match since his victory over Luke Campbell in January 2021, and if he beats the 33-year-old Tagoe, he could potentially be challenging IBF/WBA/WBC Franchise/WBO lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr. for his titles.
It’s unclear how much of an impact Reynoso had in making improvements in Ryan’s game in his four years as his coach. As we’ve seen with former IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr, he looks worse off since he started training with Reynoso.
What that suggests is that Reynoso isn’t a magic trainer that is going to automatically transform a fighter into a Canelo clone, which some fighters might naively believe will happen once he takes over as their coach.
In Canelo’s case, he learns from observation and from fighting different guys. That has nothing to do with Reynoso.
The way that Canelo made improvements after his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr, seemingly adopting many of his same moves, has nothing to do with Reynoso.
Ryan Garcia says Reynoso was “VERY busy”
“In regards to changing trainers. It had nothing to do with bad blood or ego or any hard feelings. I would say time, that’s basically it. Knowing that you’ve got to get to work and Eddy [Reynoso] is very busy and I respect it. He has to do what he has to do,” said Ryan Garcia on social media in explaining why he’s changing trainers from Eddy Reynoso to Joe Goosen.
“Just move forward, keep grinding and we’re going to continue on the path that we’re at. We’re going to go for a world title, all the belts one day, and move up.
“That’s it, that’s all we can do. Keep inspiring people and do my best. My [surgically repaired right] hand is back, I’m throwing it full blast. Everything is great, everything is good now. It’s going to be good.
Emmanuel Tagoe next for Ryan on April 9th
“It’s going down in San Antonio, I believe at the Alamodome. I think that’s how you say it,” said Ryan Garcia on his next fight against Emmanuel Tagoe on April 9th in San Antonio, Texas.
“I think I’m super excited to be fighting in Texas again. There’s just something about being there with the fans and the atmosphere. You guys are amazing. Thank you guys for supporting. We’re going to do this and then on to bigger things.
April 9th I’m back on DAZN at the Alamodome In San Antonio Tx 🥊🔥 pic.twitter.com/F6lhrcM6NH
— RYAN GARCIA (@RyanGarcia) February 5, 2022
“But you cannot ever take a fighter lightly, he’s 32-1,” said King Ry about the 33-year-old Lou DiBella-promoted Tagoe. “He actually only lost his pro debut. He’s from Ghana, so he’s fighting for something.
“He always wanted an opportunity like this, and he’s finally got it and here we go. It’s going to be a good fight, and it’s just two months away. I’m finally back in the ring. Two months away and I’m finally back in the ring. Let’s go!
“What do you guys think it’ll be? Can you guys give me any predictions? What do you think is going to happen in this fight? What are your predictions? I know mine.
“If I knocked him out in 15 seconds, that would be crazy. That would probably be the fastest knockout I ever had. So I’ll just go in there and throw the first punch and see what happens. It’s haymaker,” said Ryan.