Nacho Beristein: “Pacquiao will definitely win”

By Vitali Shaposhnikov - 02/24/2015 - Comments

When it comes to picking a winner in the Mayweather Jr. vs. Pacquiao bout, you can’t help but be biased in one way or another. Of course it is essential to be rational and use the information available, and for Juan Manuel Marquez’s trainer Nacho Beristein, experience in preparing Marquez for both, Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao, should technically add value to his opinion.

“Pacquiao will definitely win. Pacquiao is just too tough and too strong. Pressure and a lot of punches just beats Floyd up,” asserted Beristein via

There is no doubt that Pacquiao is one of the toughest fighters in the history of the sport, and packed with incredible stamina and power, he is an absolute freight train in the ring. It is also true that Mayweather’s kryptonite is a fighter that can throw a high volume of punches consistently.

On the other hand, it is also true that the more you throw the more you open up. Being that Mayweather Jr. is an absolute virtuoso when it comes precision counter-punching, camp Pacquiao might have to tighten up Manny’s defense when throwing, otherwise it might turn out to be an awfully one-sided fight.

”I know very well Pacquiao. I’ve seen him fight many times. He’s very good. And everybody picks Mayweather to win the fight because he wins so much against easy fighters, but Pacquiao is just too tough, too strong,” continued Beristein.

This statement is a good example of a biased angle. I think it would be hard to argue that Mayweather Jr. wins against easy fighters. Miguel Cotto, Saul Alvarez or Marcos Maidana, are all world class champions and are a class or two above Chris Alrigeri, and maybe even Brandon Rios.

It not a surprise to hear Beristein say such words, as it is popular to discredit Mayweather’s opposition, for reasons truly unknown. He fights top competition, but gets criticized for cherry- picking.

This fight is indeed good for boxing, because aside from the entertainment value, it will settle thousands of arguments, debates, and wagers.

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