Few remember that Ignacio Beristain worked on the corner of Julio Cesar Chavezalthough it was only one occasion, during the fight of the great Mexican champion against Miguel Angel Gonzalez in 1998 in the Plaza de Toros México.
But what no one knew was the exorbitant amount that the Caesar of Boxing the famous Mexican trainer just for that fight.
“I went up with him before Miguel Angel Gonzalez, and then we left and he talks to me and says: ‘hey bastard why did you leave, come have a beer’, I told him that it was already late, that I was going to sleep; ‘come, I need to talk to you’, he insisted and when I arrived he asked the accountant: ‘hey, write a check for 40 thousand dollars to Beristáin’, I said ‘how’, and he turned around, ‘what, you want more soon, if you worked like 40 minutes, the reality is that I was going to do it for free, but he insisted, I was grateful, he’s a great guy,” he revealed. Beristain in interview with Erik ‘Terrible’ Morales for One More Round.
In addition, the manager recalled how the contact to work with the Mexican champion was made.
“I only worked on a fight, because it was a fart, there were a lot of bastards with him, stomping and pushing, pulling; July he told Ricardo Lopez: ‘hey, lend me your coach’, and he said: ‘yes, of course’. Later, Julio talked to me and I told him there was no problem, ‘I’m with you,'” he said. Besitain.
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