By Salvador Rodriguez
Hall of Fame trainer Ignacio "Nacho" Beristain, who works with former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40KOs), likes the idea of a super-fight with Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32KOs), who is also a four division world champion and currently holds the WBC title at 160-pounds. But Nacho only likes that fight if a reasonable catch-weight is agreed upon.
Cotto captured the WBC title in June with a stoppage of Sergio Martinez. The Puerto Rican star practically weighed in as a junior middleweight for the match, coming in at 155-pounds.
"For me it would be a sensational fight, both are equipped with a high school in boxing technique," Nacho said. "I've always viewed Cotto as one of the most technical fighters today, beyond what he's done with Freddie Roach and everyone knows that Marquez is a the best fighter from Mexico to take part in the art. It would be a great fight."
"We would have to reach a good agreement [regarding the weight]. To fight at 150-pounds does not seem bad, or even a little less."