Eddy distances himself from Valdez doping: “With Canelo it wouldn’t have happened”

Óscar Valdez y Eddy Reynoso, 23/9/21

Eddy reynoso, trainer and boxing manager, broke away from the positive doping of Oscar Valdez and he assured that with boxers like the sonorense, he dedicates himself exclusively to boxing issues.

“I feel disappointed that they criticize me,” he said in an interview with ESPN. “I am the coach. I teach boxing, I teach technique. I prepare boxers to fight, that is my role. Unfortunately there are many people in the press who want to see me fall and attack me for something that I am not responsible for. Haters ”.

In an anti-doping control carried out by the WBC Clean Boxing Program, Valdez He tested positive for phentermine, a substance that, according to the Mexican champion, reached his system for a tea.

“The analogy is when a manager picks bad fights for his fighter and then you blame the coach,” Reynoso justified. “They are mixing the roles. I didn’t study medicine, I don’t give any medical advice, I don’t give any nutrition advice ”.

Despite the positive result, after a hearing conducted by the Pascual Yaqui Commission It was determined that the substance was not used to improve performance and so they let him fight against Robson Conceicao.

“I have trained for 20 years and so far I have trained 15 world champions and my job is only to train them,” he said. Eddy. “These people like Caleb Plant They don’t know anything about my career, my achievements, everything I’ve done with these boxers. This is something they are ignorant of and want to cloud what I have worked on ”.

“With Canelo it would not have happened”, Eddy on Valdez doping

In April 2018, Canelo Alvarez tested positive for clenbuterol in a doping test for his rematch fight against Gennady Golovkin.

Although he was suspended for six months, he proved that his ingestion was accidental through a piece of meat and months later he fought against GGG, whom he defeated by unanimous decision.

About, Eddy reynoso assured that with Canelo what happened with Oscar Valdez, because his job goes beyond being a coach.

“With boxers that I am completely in charge with like Saul and some others in the past, something like that would not have happened ”, he replied Eddy. “We would not have reached this point. I don’t think we would be in this situation with a boxer that I am 100% in charge of. When (the CMB) allowed the fight, as a coach, I had to move on. If it had been the manager, it might have been different from how they were. “

He also said that it hurt him that legends like Andre Ward and Timothy bradley criticize his work as a coach.

“It hurt,” he replied. “It hurts me, because in this kind of thing I am not responsible. What has led me to world champions is the discipline that I teach, the technique that I teach, the responsibility that I instill in them. That’s what I do. My fighters don’t come off weight, they don’t hit cheap, they don’t do things they shouldn’t do. I became coach of the year for things like that and nothing else. “

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