It will be a highly contested fight between two great trainers, Freddie Roach vs. Ignacio Beristain ! “I already have a plan in mind for beating Pacquiao and I know Oscar will do whatever it takes to carry that plan through on fight night.” said Beristain.
“Nacho Beristain is a great trainer who I have respected for many years and I’m honored to have him in my corner,” said De La Hoya. “In addition to his great tactical mind and considering that he prepared Juan Manuel Marquez for two fights against Manny Pacquiao, he knows him very well. I’m confident that with Nacho’s gameplan and my execution, we’ll be victorious on December 6th.”
“Oscar de la Hoya is one of the premier fighters of this era and I am excited about working with him for this very important fight,” said Beristain. “I already have a plan in mind for beating Pacquiao and I know Oscar will do whatever it takes to carry that plan through on fight night.”
A member of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, Beristain is widely considered to be one of the best trainers to ever come out of Mexico. The man in the corner of world champions Ricardo “Finito” Lopez, Gilberto Roman, Daniel “Chato” Zaragoza, Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzalez, Melchor Cob Castro, Beristain may be best known for his work with current superstars Juan Manuel Marquez and his brother Rafael Marquez. Now he will lead “The Golden Boy” into one of the biggest fights of his life.
DCRJ's say on this: Freddie Roach already scored 1 point last March 15, 2008 when Manny Pacquiao won over Juan Manuel Marquez trained by Ignacio Beristain. It's a close fight. Freddie Roach vs. Ignacio Beristain II this coming Dec. 6, 2008 will definitely be an exciting battle of gameplans, wits, tactics and strategy...it will be a mind battle, their puppets-on-a-string are the Pacman and the Golden Boy.