Promoter Eddie Hearn has given his taken on the war of words between former stablemates Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Ryan Garcia.
During a period of time, Canelo and Garcia worked side by side with their mutual head trainer Eddy Reynoso.
However, earlier this year Garcia parted ways with Reynoso and Team Canelo. He would later hire veteran trainer Joe Goossen, who helped Garcia defeat Emmanuel Tagoe in April. Garcia is currently preparing with Goossen for a scheduled fight with Javier Fortuna on July 16.
Since Garcia’s departure from Reynoso, heated words have been exchanged with Canelo through media interviews.
Hearn, who is currently working with Canelo on a fight by fight basis, has no problem with the Mexican star’s verbal rift with Garcia.
“I don’t mind any of it. I think everyone says things that upset people in boxing. There’s a lot of pride, a lot of machismo, a lot of egos outside of the fighters. There’s clearly a feeling from either Ryan Garcia or whoever that things weren’t probably left on the best of terms,” Hearn told The DAZN Boxing Show.
“I know that Canelo and Eddy always felt that Ryan didn’t put the work in that a slot in that gym should behold. The thing you have to understand about Eddy Reynoso’s gym – it’s not easy to get in there and get the time of Eddy Reynoso, and it kind of comes with the blessing of Canelo Alvarez as well because those guys are so close.”
Hearn is not surprised with Canelo’s decision to react to some of Garcia’s statements.
“Ryan keeps putting a few digs in, and which Canelo Alvarez is going to respond to because again, another thing with Canelo Alvarez is he doesn’t really care what he says. He’s just going to tell you what he’s feeling. You have to respect that. We’ve seen it in the GGG press conferences,” Hearn said.