How will Joe Goossen affect Ryan Garcia’s career?

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Lightweight contender Ryan Garcia has announced that he has parted ways with trainer Eddy Reynoso and is now training with Joe Goossen.  No particular reason was given for this decision but reports say it may have to do with the language barrier. 

It is also believed that Reynoso has many fighters in his stable, which may have prevented him from giving Ryan the time and attention he needs.  Aside the unbeaten lightweight contender (21-0, 18 KOs), the respected Reynoso trains Canelo Alvarez, Oscar Valdez, and Andy Ruiz Jr, among many others.

Some boxing fans, however, believe that Reynoso chose to terminate the training relationship with the young Ryan rather than the other way around, however, no one is certain about the truth yet including real money casino USA.

But for Garcia, the ultimate is about becoming a world champion. He will continue that quest with an essential contest on April 9th against Emmanuel Tagoe, which will lead to a massive stadium fight in Australia later this year against IBF/WBA/WBC Franchise/WBO lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr.

He said “I’m excited to announce that I will now be working with Hall of Fame trainer Joe Goossen, in addition to my father, Henry Garcia. Joe’s legendary career spans several decades working with championship fighters. I worked with Joe when I was growing up, and the two of us have maintained a great relationship over the years. I can’t wait to pick back up where we left off and to continue this journey together. I’ll now be working out of my own gym, Fierce King, in San Diego — and my goal remains the same: to become a world champion.

“I would like to thank Eddy Reynoso for everything. Eddy has been in my corner since 2018, and I’ve learned a lot from him, both inside and outside the ring. We built an incredible friendship that I’ll always cherish. On behalf of my whole team, I wish Eddy continued success in his amazing career.”

Goossen though could propel the lad to that target as he has done for years. 

He helped guide many careers but his most notable is likely to be the best years of the career of Joel Casamayor (38-6-1, 22 KO) and the late-great Diego Corrales (40-5, 33 KO).

It should be interesting to see how well Ryan and the no-nonsense coach Goosen gel with one another.

Goosen will have a lot of things he’ll likely want to change in Ryan’s game, perhaps starting with his defense. In Ryan’s last fight, he was knocked down in the second round by Luke Campbell in 2021.

Goosen will be working with Ryan to prepare him for his April 9th fight against Emmanuel Tagoe (32-1, 15 KOs) at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, a game was backed with odds from real money pokies Australia.

Corrales fought like a warrior who would never back down. Goossen took that, improved upon it and helped to guide the improved Corrales into some of the most memorable wars of the past decade.

It All Starts With the Jab

“Many guys have won fights by using a really good jab,” said Goossen in an interview last year. “It’s an invaluable tool to have. It’s a punch that’s not only annoying and can be destructive, it’s also a great measuring stick. 

“It’s annoying to get hit with a jab because that should be one of the easier punches to slip or parry. Guys that really know how to stick it in, it’s annoying because you can’t get away from it. And it’s destructive because it lands with the knuckles. It’s a twisting of the fist to where the knuckles are landing square. 

“There are different types of jabs. You can work the body, you can work the head…But I’ve also had guys that don’t really stick the jab or use it as an offensive, punishing weapon, but more as a distance finder. They’re both effective, depending on the fighter and what they bring afterward.”


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