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Nacho Beristain claims Juan Manuel Marquez is already in better condition for his upcoming fight with Bradley than his victory over Pacquiao

Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Beristain, Rafael Marquez, Joel Diaz, and Antonio Diaz in Indio, Calif. on Thursday afternoon (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

On Thursday afternoon, esteemed trainer Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Beristain could be found inside of the Indio Boys and Girls Club in the Coachella Valley of California.

Beristain was within reach of his longtime pupil and former two-division champion Rafael Marquez, whom he has reconnected with as he heads into a pivotal clash on Saturday night against Efrain Esquivias at the nearby Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

After a few moments of discussing some aspects of the Marquez-Esquivias bout, I asked Beristain for a few updates on the training camp of Rafael’s older brother Juan Manuel down in Mexico City.

Juan Manuel is prepping for an Oct. 12 encounter with formidable WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley, who ironically trains out of the same facility that Beristain was present in on Thursday.

Speaking through Golden Boy Promotions PR Director Ramiro Gonzales, Beristain highlighted his charge’s physical state of being pristine despite the fight with Bradley still over a month away.

Rafael Marquez on facing Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares’ upset loss, Juan’s bout with Bradley, more

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Chris Robinson catches up with former two-division champion Rafael Marquez in Indio, Calif., as he speaks on his upcoming clash with Efrain Esquivias, the possibility of facing Leo Santa Cruz in the future, his brother Juan’s upcoming clash with Tim Bradley, and Abner Mares’ upset loss to Jhonny Gonzalez