FLOYD Mayweather Jr. may be unbeaten in 47 fights, but Manny Pacquiao knows what the world’s no. 1 pound-for-pound fighter is going to do once he felt the power of the ‘Pacman.’
“Pag masaktan, tatakbo ‘yun,” said Pacquiao without batting an eyelash when asked if he thinks Mayweather would choose to box rather than engage him in a toe-to-toe battle the moment when they finally meet in the ring on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Mayweather , who turns 38 on Thursday, is more effective as a counter-puncher and is regarded as one of the best defensive fighters in the business known for his famous ‘shoulder role’ move.
But Pacquiao said he’ll be more than happy and willing if and when Mayweather chooses to fight it out.
“Pag hindi (nasaktan), puwedeng lumaban,” said the KIA Motors playing-coach as he prepared for the Carnival’s PBA Commissioner’s Cup game against Talk `N Text on Wednesday.
Mayweather always had a hard time dealing with southpaw fighters like Pacquiao, but the Sarangani province congressman said he’s not going to be a one-dimensional boxer against his brash-talking opponent from Grand Rapid, Michigan.
“I plan to use both my left and right (hands),” said Pacquiao, reminding everyone how he used the same formula in beating the legendary Oscar De La Hoya black and blue in their 2008 welterweight showdown.
Pacquiao is set to leave for Los Angeles on Saturday night to warm up for an expected two-month training for his bout against Mayweather.
He’ll undergo conditioning program first under coach Justine Fortune in his first week at the Wild Card gym to get himself in shape by the time Freddie Roach finally takes over his training.
Roach will be in Macau the first week of March to work the corner of Zou Shiming when the two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist vies for his first world championship.