Mexican boxing great Juan Manuel Marquez insists his training Guru Nacho Beristain is amending and improving Julio Cesar Chavez Jr with some vintage alchemy.
Juan, who’s career has been guided by Hall of Fame Trainer Nacho insists that Julio is knuckling down to work at the Romanza Gym as never before.
Nacho is tutoring him to use his reach, not to stand square on in, and getting him superbly fighting fit. Speed is also a key factor, to significantly improve.
Juan acknowledges that Julio’s weight loss is more fundamentally problematic than Canelo’s tonnage gain.
But he says with Nacho in his Corner, Chavez Jr has a real significant boost, which could up his chances to fifty, fifty. Juan says Mexico will be the real winner, as when two Mexicans fight, the sheer pride inevitably ignites fireworks.
Juan himself has been training for a month. His aim is a preparation fight in late May or more probably in June. He cautions all fights most be taken seriously.
But this will be a tune-up, for an October or November fight..still hopefully against Puerto Rican legend Miguel Cotto.