RingTV to stream return of former IBF strawweight titleholder Jose Argumedo
You may know him as the co-trainer of Canelo Alvarez, but Eddy Reynoso wants to be known for much more than holding a heavy bag.
Reynoso has become a promoter and is moving the careers of former world titleholders and prospects.
He will promote another fight card Saturday night when former strawweight titleholder Jose Argumedo squares off against Edgar Cibrian at the Instalaciones Comude de Parque San Rafael in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
The bout will headline a card that will air on RingTV.com, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT.
Argumedo (20-4-1, 12 knockouts) has not fought since losing his IBF title by unanimous decision to Hiroto Kyoguchi on July 23. The loss snapped a streak of six consecutive victories.
Cibrian (6-2-1, 4 KOs), who resides in Guadalajara, was stopped by Luis Manuel Macias in the fifth round of his last bout on Nov. 4.
It may look as a one-sided bout for Argumedo, but Reynoso believes the fight will be more than competitive.
“The main event between Jose Argumedo and Edgar Cibrian is a solid fight,” Reynoso told RingTV.com in a phone interview Wednesday. “Cibrian was a solid amateur and a good pro fighter. This is a solid fight.”
This is not Reynoso’s first promotion. He has been promoting fight cards throughout Mexico, including in nearby Tepic, Nayarit, where Argumedo is from. In July of 2016, before a large crowd, Argumedo won a 12 round unanimous decision over Julio Mendoza.
Reynoso is confident Argumedo, should he be victorious against Cibrian, is close to another shot at a world title belt.
“Jose is a fighter with a lot of quality,” said Reynoso, who promotes 1-2 fight cards a month. “He has a following in his hometown of Tepic and in Guadalajara. He’s a former world champion who knows what it takes to get to the top level of the sport. I know he can become a world champion again.”
There are a number of prospects on Saturday’s card.
IBF light flyweight titleholder Alondra Garcia (17-3-1, 1 KO) is scheduled to fight on the card, along with featherweight Christopher Lopez (6-0, 5 KOs), junior bantamweight Norberto Lopez (7-0, 2 KOs), and lightweight Helio Napoles (5-2, 2 KOs) in separate bouts.
Reynoso acknowledges balancing training camp with Canelo Alvarez and promoting fights may be a difficult task, but he is up to the challenge of moving all fighters he represents in the right direction.
“We started this project years ago and we’ve been successful thus far. Canelo, Argumedo, Alondra. These are all world champions that we’ve worked hard for. It has been a slow start, but we are moving our prospects in the right direction.
“The fighters of tomorrow are here and we want to fulfill our commitment to these fighters. There is a lot of talent in Mexico and we do not want to lose focus on our objective. We appreciate the support of Golden Boy Promotions and RingTV.com, especially since they stream our fights live for all boxing fans to watch.”
Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV.com since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper, Boxingscene.com, and FightNights.com. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing