CANELO ALVAREZ’S coach has offered to help train Conor McGregor following the UFC star’s ‘surprising’ display against Floyd Mayweather.
McGregor lost his ring debut in 2017 against Mayweather in ten rounds, but raised eyebrows after a fast start.
He is yet to make a return to boxing after talks to face Manny Pacquiao collapsed following his loss to Dustin Poirier in January.
Mexican trainer Eddy Reynoso has backed McGregor in his summer trilogy against Poirier and offered the Irishman a masterclass in boxing.
Reynoso told Little Giant Boxing, translated from Spanish: “I think they should do a trilogy fight. It’s 1-1 so the third fight should be good.
“Here we can support him. We can help to better his boxing and defence.
“Honestly, when he fought Mayweather he surprised me. He has a good counter. He has good footwork, waist movement, and agility.
“Therefore, I think he would do good in boxing.
“Give it your best, keep working hard, don’t quit. You have a lot to give, and get the third fight with Dustin Poirier.”
McGregor, 32, has been linked with a rematch against Mayweather, 44, ever since their blockbuster in Las Vegas.
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But another crack at boxing royalty in Pacquiao, 42, was lined up this year up until he was beaten by Poirier, 32, at UFC 257.
Even boxing pound-for-pound king and four-division champion Canelo, 30, opened the door last April to fighting McGregor.
But Alvarez – also subject to a callout from UFC favourite Jorge Masvidal – could instead end up helping The Notorious brush up on his skills.
Reynoso said: “There’s bad nights sometimes. Conor has a lot to give, I don’t know what happened, but his career is untouchable.
“He’s a tremendous athlete that’s going to be in the history books.
“Anytime, this is your home Conor whenever you wanna come practice and learn. We welcome you with open arms.”
Reynoso has a star-studded stable in his adopted home of San Diego, with Ryan Garica, 22, Andy Ruiz Jr, 31 and Oscar Valdez, 30, alongside Canelo.
McGregor in 2019 returned to his first ever boxing coaches at the Crumlin amateur club.
They have since been in his camp and corner for his last two fights, a win against Donald Cerrone, 37, and loss to Poirier.
But McGregor has admitted since defeat this year than he focussed too much on boxing, as he eyed a mega-money match against PacMan.