De La Hoya hires Beristain to replace Mayweather Sr. as trainer

Updated: September 23, 2008, 7:59 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Oscar De La Hoya made it very clear all along that he wanted Floyd Mayweather Sr. to train him for his Dec. 6 welterweight showdown with pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao.

However, with Mayweather already committed to training Ricky Hatton for his Nov. 22 junior welterweight championship fight with Paulie Malignaggi and the logistics of him running both training camps difficult to work out, De La Hoya went with Plan B on Tuesday, hiring Mexico's Ignacio "Nacho" Beristain as his chief trainer.

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