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Eddy Reynoso: Canelo's Legacy Goes Beyond Benavidez Fight

Eddy Reynoso, the esteemed trainer and manager of boxing sensation Canelo Alvarez, is staunchly defending Canelo’s decision not to face David Benavidez, emphasizing that the Mexican champion’s legacy won’t hinge on this particular matchup.

In the midst of mounting criticism directed at Canelo for sidestepping a potential showdown with Benavidez, who has long been the WBC’s top-rated contender at 168 pounds, Reynoso has remained resolute in his support of his fighter’s choices.

Sampson Lewkowicz, Benavidez’s promoter, hasn’t minced words in condemning Canelo’s reluctance to face his client, prompting Benavidez to explore opportunities elsewhere, including a possible move up to light-heavyweight.

However, the recent announcement from the WBC regarding a sanctioned interim title fight between Benavidez and Oleksandr Gvozdyk at 175 pounds has added another layer of complexity to the situation, with talks underway and a verbal agreement in place.

In an interview with ESPNmx, Reynoso expressed confidence that a potential bout between Canelo and Benavidez won’t define Canelo’s legacy. He pointed to examples of other legendary fighters who never squared off against their primary rivals, yet still cemented their places in boxing history.

Reynoso highlighted instances such as Lennox Lewis vs. Riddick Bowe, Julio César Chávez vs. Terry Norris, and Érik Morales vs. Juan Manuel Márquez, noting that the absence of these matchups didn’t diminish the fighters’ legacies.

Moreover, Reynoso suggested that while a clash between Canelo and Benavidez remains a possibility, it would be contingent upon certain conditions and stipulations being met, indicating that negotiations may be protracted.

“The fight with Benavidez may take a while or maybe never happen, but it depends on many things,” Reynoso explained. “Among the fighters, there is no fear. We just hope that the conditions are met [to face Benavidez].”

As discussions continue and speculation swirls, Reynoso’s unwavering support of Canelo’s career choices underscores the complexities and uncertainties inherent in the world of professional boxing.

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