Ryan Garcia Replaces Trainer Eddy Reynoso With Joe Goossen

Ryan Garcia will now be trained by Joe Goossen after parting ways with Eddy Reynoso.

The world-rated unbeaten lightweight made the announcement as he prepares for his comeback on April 9 against Emmanuel Tagoe.

“I am excited to announce that I will be working with Hall of Fame trainer Joe Goosen, 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.”

The 23-year-old Californian nicknamed ‘KingRy’ went on to thank Reynoso for his work.

“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, 68, who has trained the likes of Michael Nunn, the Ruelas brothers, Joel Casamayor and Diego Corrales had been working as boxing analyst for PBC shows on Fox Sports.

Garcia and Reynoso picked up five wins together the standout being the January 2021 victory against Luke Campbell. The seventh-round stoppage was the last time Garcia fought who then took time out from the sport due to mental health issues. 

A win in April will bring Garcia back into the 135lbs picture purely for his appearance alone. And as lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr continues to look for a first defence the Garcia name has been thrown into the hat for a shot later this year.