In recent months the first Mexican heavyweight champion of the world in history Andy Ruiz Jr has been taking his time during lock down.
Slowly weighing up choices for his new trainer.
Ruiz Jr won and lost three of the heavyweight titles last year to Britain’s Anthony Joshua.
Following the loss in Saudi Arabia last December Ruiz was heavily criticized for coming in out of shape for the bout.
It was reported for a while that no nonsense New Yorker and all round interesting human being Teddy Atlas was the front runner for becoming Ruiz’ new trainer.
Not the case however.
Atlas has been passed it over for one of the big name trainers in boxing at the moment.
Ruiz has gone with Mexican boxing star Canelo Alvarez’ trainer Eddy Reynoso.
Here’s how some of the boxing world have been reacting to the news:
For those that didn’t see Ruiz’ fight to originally win the tittle last year under former trainer Manny Robles you can view it here on the DAZN YouTube channel (hat tip):
Indeed many thought Ruiz’ previous trainer in Manny Robles was perfectly fine to continue doing the job.
Nothing can ever be taken away from Robles’ accomplishment in helping Andy win the title in the beginning against Joshua.
Time will tell how the new arrangement works but all the best to all parties concerned.
Andy Ruiz Jr currently holds a professional boxing record of 33-2-22 KO.