By Miguel Rivera
Hall of Fame trainer Nacho Beristain is expecting that his greatest pupil, former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez, will retire from boxing. Marquez, now 41-years-old, has not fought since May 2014, when he defeated Mike Alvarado by unanimous decision at The Forum in Los Angeles, California.
Later in the year he decided to resume his training, but he has not been able to go full stream in the gym due to a lingering knee injury. Marquez made his debut on May 29, 1993 in Mexico City. He had 64 fights, of which he had won 56, lost seven and drew one.
Marquez has not given Nacho a definitive answer on what he plans to do, fight on or retire.
"I'd rather see Marquez retire, to announce his retirement and cater to his family in the way they deserve. He's put in 22 years of work. The affection I feel for him is not the kind of a trainer and a fighter...it is something greater. He is my role model, a very humble and generous boy," Nacho said to ESPN Deportes.