Marquez developing new skills, says trainer


Posted at Oct 31 2011 06:11 PM | Updated as of Nov 01 2011 09:51 PM

MANILA, Philippines - World lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez is developing new techniques for his trilogy bout against rival Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, according to the Mexican champion's trainer, Nacho Beristain.

"Marquez has now developed new skills to pin down Pacquiao of his mistakes," Beristain said in an interview.

"We will surprise him and this will become a fantastic trilogy. Something never before seen in the history of boxing," he added.

Beristain was in Marquez's corner when the Mexican boxer gave Pacquiao two of the most difficult fights in the pound-for-pound king's career.

Beristain said he remains confident that the third fight might do the trick for Marquez. "It's going to be the most difficult fight for Pacquiao of all his life," he said.

Beristain has been training Marquez in the Romanza Gym in Mexico City, and he remains unsatisfied even as Marquez is dropping his sparring partners to the canvas.

"Those accidents can happen in training," Beristain said in the 2nd episode of 24/7: Pacquiao vs Marquez. "There's no reason to start celebrating yet."

"Our goal is Pacquiao. He is what we're working for," he added.