Born July 31, 1939. Beristain trained Mexico’s amateur boxing teams at the 1968, 1976 and 1980 Olympic Games.
In the pro ranks he has piloted 18 champions, including Gilberto Roman (super flyweight), Victor Rabanales (bantamweight), Guty Espadas, Jr. (featherweight), Rodolfo Lopez (featherweight), Melchor Cob Castro (light flyweight), Jorge Paez (featherweight), Jorge Arce (light flyweight), Rafael Marquez (bantamweight and super bantamweight), Juan Manuel Marquez (featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight) and Hall of Famers Ricardo “Finito” Lopez (strawweight and light flyweight), Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzalez (junior flyweight) and Daniel Zaragoza (bantamweight and super bantamweight).
Beristain has a reputation for developing fighters highly regarded for their technical boxing prowess. He is also a proponent of combination punching that ends with the uppercut.
Born: July 31, 1939
Ignacio "Nacho" Beristain