Saul Alvarez questions Ryan Garcia's discipline after Eddy Reynoso split

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez didn't hold back about Ryan Garcia's decision to leave established trainer Eddy Reynoso.

Saul Alvarez has backed lifetime coach and manager Eddy Reynoso after Ryan Garcia announced his split from Ring Magazine's Trainer of the Year.

Garcia decided to move on from Reynoso and has since appointed Joe Gossen as his new trainer. The lightweight contender revealed that he made the change because Reynoso didn't have the time to work with him at all times.

However, Canelo has spoken about the news and questioned the reasoning behind Garcia's move.

"I don't know what happened. I don't know what he's thinking. He says he wants more time, right? Eddy has all the time for him," Alvarez told Elie Seckbach of ESNews on Monday.

"Eddy was here Christmas (2020), New Year (2021), everything for him when he fought with Luke Campbell (on Jan 2, 2021). Then, what happened - something with him, I'm not sure."

Alvarez was ringside to witness Garcia's knockout win over Campbell and invaded the ring afterwards to celebrate his victory with him.

Ryan Garcia

The pair seemed very close with Alvarez even claiming Garcia was like a little brother to him.

Since then, Garcia has not fought for several reasons including mental health issues and a hand injury which eventually required hand surgery in October.

Alvarez continued to back Reynoso during his interview and even called out former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr.

"Eddy has time for all the fighters, you ask everybody. If you have the time to put in the gym and train really good with discipline, Eddy is always going to be there," said Alvarez.

"I've been with Eddy for a lot of years. I saw when a lot of good fighters come to the gym, really good fighters and (Reynoso) is here all the time. If you come and train for only 20 minutes, then you don't come four days, three days, OK. Then the next day, you say 'I come in at 12' and then come at two?

"So, you need to be disciplined. You can ask everybody, Oscar Valdez, Frank Sanchez. I don't know what happened with Andy Ruiz, it's the same. He came one day, and then he don't come."

Since Alvarez's comments, Garcia has hit back at the Mexican and offered to give his version of events.

"Canelo doesn't know the facts," Garcia wrote. "The first camp I had with Eddy (in 2018) went great. Then everything went bad. He only showed up two weeks before the (Francisco) Fonseca fight (in February 2020) and that's when I first asked my manager to talk to him about finding a new trainer. Vergil Ortiz left because Eddy never showed.

"Frank Sanchez had a fight where Eddy only showed up the day of the fight. So ask Canelo to explain that! Let's stop the back and forth and focus on the fights at hand. By the way, I got nothing but respect for Eddy. It's just the truth.

"The truth also is that's not even the main reason I left (and decided) to part ways. Canelo knows why I'm just going to keep it to myself and focus on the fight I have.

"If you think Joe Goosen takes it easy in training you must not know who Joe is. I'm on a mission, the truth is in the fights everything else is static noise."

Garcia will fight without Reynoso on April 9 at the Alamodome in San Antonio against Emmanuel Tagoe. The lightweight encounter is live and exclusive to DAZN.

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