Canelo did not learn defense with Mayweather, but with Cholain Rivero, says Eddy Reynoso


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Canelo Álvarez y Floyd Mayweather, 20/9/21

Eddy reynoso denied that Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez improved his defense after the fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr, drawing inspiration from the movements of Floyd, such as the shoulder roll or shoulder lock.

“What Floyd is the master of this last age of boxers who take advantage of that guard (shoulder roll), some believe that Saul has adapted that, but it is not true, “he said. Reynoso to ES News. “He knows how to do it since he fought four rounds before going pro.”

The coach of Canelo revealed that Saul never saw fights of Mayweather in their professional training. Everything he has developed is the product of seeing fighters from the old Mexican school and some fights from Shane mosley.

“Everything that Saul does what we learned from a Mexican coach, Jesús “Cholain” Rivero, one of the great teachers in the history of the country ”, he pointed out. “Saul He grew up boxing watching people like Gilberto Roman, Jose Medel and of Shane mosley. Really from Mayweather I never really put up a fight. “

Nevertheless, Eddy revealed that the inspiration for the defense of Canelo He came from Jesús “Cholain” Rivero, who forged boxers like Oscar de la hoya.

“I learned a lot from him, Saúl did not know him, but he was the one who made Miguel Canto, Gilberto Roman“, I consider Reynoso. “For me, he is one of the great teachers we have had in Mexico.”

Defeat with Floyd in 2013 it was the only one in the career of Canelo, who established himself over the years as one of the most important names in world boxing.

Canelo after Mayweather

Saul was on the rise since his defeat with Mayweather and achieved important triumphs against fighters such as Miguel Cotto, Amir khan, Gennady Golovkin, Daniel jacobs and Sergey Kovalev.

In that streak, he won world titles at light heavy, super middle, middle and super welterweight.

Now the school diamond Chepo and Eddy reynoso will unify the 168-pound belts against Caleb Plant next November 6.

About the plans Saul by 2022, Eddy said they’d like to have a fight in Guadalajara to return to their lands little more than a decade later.

It is still unknown if it will be to make a defense at 168 pounds or to seek a new title, now at 175.


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