Eddie Reynoso, trainer and manager of pound-for-pound leader Saul Alvarez, admitted that he needed to calm his boxer down during a fight with Briton Callum Smith.
We will remind, last month, Canelo won a dominant victory over Smith, winning the WBC and WBA world middleweight titles.
“There was something with Saul when he fought Smith. Somewhere in the third round, he began to feel too comfortable, which made him want to even fool around a little: he began to walk forward with his hands down. When he returned to the corner, I had to get his attention. I told him: “You are not doing what you have to, don’t you dare underestimate him. This guy is capable of knocking you out with one punch. Stay tuned to your game plan, because with the defense you are showing now, he will definitely catch you with a punch. And even if you feel confident, you still have to follow what we have been working on, and these are raised hands to avoid surprises on his part, “Reinoso said in an interview with TUDN.