Floyd Mayweather criticised by Hall of Fame trainer Nacho Beristain
Last Updated: 18/09/15 11:31am
Hall of Fame trainer Ignacio 'Nacho' Beristain is 'celebrating' Floyd Mayweather Jr's decision to retire from boxing.
The 76-year-old Mexican, who trained the likes of Oscar De La Hoya and the Marquez brothers Juan Manuel and Rafael, was unimpressed by the American's approach to the sport.
In an interview reported on boxingscene.com, Beristain said: "I didn't like his way of fight. He would execute a plan for himself without satisfying the public or making some kind of spectacle.
He would execute a plan for himself without satisfying the public or making some kind of spectacle.
Nacho Beristain on Mayweather Jr
"I celebrate that he's gone from boxing because people will be able to see something different, something much more spectacular in boxing. He was a very skilful fighter but he was abusing [his skill with the way he fought].
"You have to give him credit because it's no small accomplishment, to face so many fighters and remain undefeated. He was criticised for his style on many occasions because he had everything necessary to do more for the people but instead he defended himself with an intelligent and unspectacular manner."
Mayweather retired with a record of 49-0-KO26 after outpointing Andre Berto in Las Vegas last weekend although many expect him to return for at least one more bout in order to become the first man to retire with a half-century of fights unbeaten.