Tutol si Mexican Hall of Fame trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain na makaharap sa ikalimang pagkakataon ng kanyang boksingerong si Juan Manuel Marquez si eight-division world titlist Manny Pacquiao.
Bagamat si Marquez ang mandatory contender ni Pacquiao sa WBO welterweight crown, nagpataas masyado ng presyo ang Mexican sa hinihinging $20 milyon para sa ikalimang laban sa Pilipino kaya lalong naging imposible ang sagupaan.
Ayon kay Beristain, muling magbabalik sa ring si Marquez bago matapos ang 2014 at nasa radar nila ang magwawagi kina IBF welterweight titlist Shawn Porter at mandatory contender Kell Brook na magsasagupa bukas.
“There are a number of very interesting fights for Juan, but I insist that there is one opponent who I wouldn’t want [for Marquez] again – Manny Pacquiao,” sinabi ni Beristain sa notifight.com. “I do not like that fight, And it is not about money. You don’t think [if it was about money] that I would sympathize [with everyone who wants to do a] fifth fight between them, because of the income that I could get? But it is much more than that.”
Kinakabahan si Beristain na kung muling maghaharap sina Pacquiao at Marquez ay baka may mangyaring masama sa dalawang boksingero.
“I do not sympathize [with those who want a] fifth fight between them because of the damage they can do. The four bouts have been grueling, bitter, and a fifth battle would be no exception,” giit ni Beristain. “Juan Manuel is not going to be [fighting] for much longer, and ideally I would like for him to retire with his health intact……to enjoy his family, and take another path other than training and boxing. He has the right to enjoy his money and his family.”
Ngunit aminado ang trainer na wala siyang magagawa kung magpapasiya si Marquez na muling harapin si Pacquiao
“Another fight between Pacquiao and Juan would be another hellish encounter. It is better for them not to meet again in the ring. Of course, if they offer that fight, it is Juan who ultimately decides,” dagdag ng trainer. “He will know what course of action to take if a fight [offer to face Pacquiao] is looking more concrete.”