The fight of the century is almost here, with Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao set to take place on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In anticipation of the big fight, the folks at Nike have released a training video featuring Pacquiao and his preparations for the fight.
Pacquiao discusses his mental strength and how he gets motivated for a fight.
“I love to have people around me while I’m training. But you have to prepare your mind, train your mind,” said Pacquiao. “When you focus, you don’t have to worry about, ‘Oh, what am I gonna do? Maybe I’m not ready,’ or anything like that. But you have peace of mind and you’re ready to fight.
“When I was 16 years old, I worked hard. I trained, trained, trained, trained [the] whole day. When you’re getting older, you have to balance…balance your body. You have to give time for your body to rest.”
All of Pacquiao’s hard work will be on display Saturday night when he takes on Mayweather in the richest fight in boxing history.
“You have to survive,” said Pacquiao. “You have to go through the hard work before you get the crown.”