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Luis Nery splits from trainer Eddy Reynoso after single fight together

Nery had reportedly agreed to face Brandon Figueroa this year, but there have not been any updates in the last month

Luis Nery v Juan Carlo Payano Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

One of boxing’s strongest stables just got a wee bit smaller, as ESPN’s Salvador Rodriguez reports that WBC super bantamweight champion Luis Nery will no longer have former Trainer of the Year Eddy Reynoso in his corner going forard.

This marks Nery’s (31-0, 24 KO) second trainer change in the past two years, as he linked up with Freddie Roach in 2019 and subsequently separated without ever fighting together.

Rodriguez suggests that Reynoso’s workload could be a factor, and the theory’s definitely sound; just the next two months will see Reynoso corner Oscar Valdez (February 20th), Canelo Alvarez (February 27th), Julio Cesar Martinez (February 27th), and Hiroto Kyoguchi (March 13th).

Whatever the case, “Pantera’s” back in the market for a head coach, and recent efforts suggest he’ll need some solid guidance. The 26-year-old underwhelmed against Aaron Alameda last year and currently has a dangerous target in Brandon Figueroa; in addition, unified champ Murodjon Akhmadaliev recently stated that he wants a piece of Nery or Stephen Fulton after dealing with mandatory challenger Ryosuke Iwasa.

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