MANILA — The man behind Manny Pacquiao’s loss to Juan Manuel Marquez believes that Pacman will defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2.
Mexican trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain who coached Marquez during the Pacquiao-Marquez fight said Pacquiao will not be an easy opponent for Mayweather.
“Pacquiao will definitely win. Pacquiao is just too tough and too strong. Pressure and a lot of punches just beats Floyd up,” Beristain told Mark Malinowski of ringobserver.com.
“It’s a very good, important fight but that fight should not happen. Because I believe Pacquiao will beat Mayweather. You’re gonna take away the glory that has made Mayweather these past years. Mayweather’s style when he fights someone that pressures him and throws a lot of punches – he just beats [Floyd] up,” he added.
He added that victory may not be easy for Pacquiao but he will definitely win.
“I know very well Pacquiao,” said Beristain, who also devised a plan to beat Mayweather when Marquez fought him in 2009 but came up short. “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.”