The Filipino Manny pacquiao He owns the history of boxing and should be considered among the three best of all time, considered the legendary Mexican trainer. Ignacio Beristain, who asserted that Pacman made the best decision when announcing his retirement.
Nacho Beristain faced Manny pacquiao as coach of Juan Manuel Marquez and of Oscar de la hoya. Asked where he would put Pacquiao, who announced his final farewell to boxing on Tuesday night, Don nacho it is forceful.
“I think not in one of the first five,” he said. Beristain in interview for LEFT PUNCH. “I think that, remembering, Pacquiao it should be in the top three of all time. “
For the champion’s career in eight different divisions, for overcoming extreme poverty in his native Philippines to become one of the best of all time, the famous Mexican coach considered that Manny it is a wonder of nature. For surviving, and for what he has achieved in boxing.
“He owns the history of boxing, really, no matter how hard you look for him,” he said. Beristain. “A poor boy who was walking in the street, who had nothing to eat, who showed up to snoop in a boxing gym; when they saw him leaning out and hiding, they invited him; they gave him a crust of bread, something to put in his mouth. He was completely skinny, that was really a wonder of nature that he could survive and then get to do what he did. “
Last August 21 was the last fight of Pacquiao, who lost by unanimous decision with Yordenis Ugás in his first contest in more than two years.
The withdrawal decision is the appropriate one, and even should have done it a long time ago, he said. Beristain.
“I think it was a sensational idea of him, the best thing he could have done,” he said. Don nacho. “I think he should have retired from a fight back, but you couldn’t demand much of him because he’s a great fighter, he was giving surprise after surprise. The truth is that the fighter who beat him did not win; He won time, age, because in other circumstances that fighter could not have beaten him (Ugas) “.