MANILA, Philippines – The trainer of Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez has again rejected the calls for a fifth bout between “Dinamita” and his Filipino rival, Manny Pacquiao – especially if the bout is to be held in the United States.
Speaking to Boxing Scene, Beristain said he does not want to see a fifth Pacquiao-Marquez fight but will support his boxer if it happens.
But the legendary trainer insists that holding the bout in the United States will be detrimental to both fighters for financial reasons.
“I do not like that fight being made, and least of all in the United States. If the fight takes place in America, they would both walk away with far less money, because the U.S. Treasury would take away a lot of the money,” Beristain said.
“Economically, it does not make sense for Juan, at least under the terms they are offering,” he added.
Marquez has been reluctant to agree to a fifth Pacquiao fight, especially as he brutally knocked out the “Pacman” when they last fought in December 2012.
But the fifth fight may just happen later this year if Marquez winds up beating Mike Alvardo in May, as the winner of that bout has been tabbed as the mandatory contender for Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight belt.
“If the promoters convince Juan (to a fifth fight),” Beristain said, “I am there for him.”