Something that has characterized ‘Nacho’ Beristain is that when it comes to giving his opinion, he has no filter and says things as he sees them without any pretty or neat words. That sincerity is reflected in his character and way of being given that he grew up in an environment of extreme poverty and where they fought a lot.
Some of his students have complained about the strict way in which the legendary coach disciplines them and of course, Beristain has something to say about this too:
“The boxer complains that I look military and that I am rude. I do not deny it, I am from Veracruz and people do not understand that boxing is not a ballet class. It’s cruel, I say leperadas (rude expression) so that my boxers wake up, some get scared, look at that picture I have on the wall, see? I am in the ‘Hall of Fame’ and we have won many world titles and in the corner one cannot be Mother Teresa of Calcutta ”.
Thanks to his training, Don ‘Nacho’ managed to create more than 30 world champions and is recognized as one of the best coaches in history.