what kind of strength training do you do for a fight of this magnitude?
I always train hard. I'm always in condition. I never steal from the gym. When I have a fight, that's just what I do, I continue to train. I do a lot of running and do my hard work.
By you being the bigger and stronger fighter, will at some point in the fight will you try and go toe to toe with manny?
Yeah, I will. That's what I'm going to do. That's how I fight. That's exactly what I'm going to do, I won't change it.
I dont understand how everyone thinks you are gonna lay it down when you fight Manny. Yes he is a tough fighter but how does all this chatter help to motivate you into putting on a show?
Everyone talks. When they're talking, I don't focus on that. I'm fine with whatever they want to say.
Josh, Manny throws alot of punches from alot of different angles what have you worked on in training camp to nulify his speed
I've been working on that. We know he will throw a lot of punches. That's what we know him for. I've worked on what I'm going to do when he throws his punches. I'm ready for his punches and his speed.
What are you weighing at the moment? do you see any issues making the 147 limit?
Today, I'm losing a lot. I'm around 148. I'm good.
This is obviously going to be your biggest stage to fight at. With a most likely pro Pacquiao crowd how will that affect your concentration to the fight?
It will be a loud crowd. The fans have come to watch a fight. I'm not worried about it at all.
What round do you think you will knock Manny out in? I'm thinking the 9th.
I don't have a prediction for this fight. But if it comes, I will be happy for that. It will be a difficult fight.
Have you had continuing hand issues since the Margarito fight or are they feeling good now?
No. At the Margarito fight, the wrap I had for my hands was not good. We wrap my differently now. I had a small problem with my knuckle, but it's fine now. Everything is good now.
Would a blood test stop you from fighting Mayweather?
Not really. I'm not fighting Floyd Mayweather, I'm fighting Manny Pacquiao. If I were fighting Floyd and I had to take a blood test, I would do it.
Aside from size and strength , what do you thing is going to be your greatest attribute to dethrone the P4P king?
All the time everyone is talking, they don't talk about my skills. All they talk about my strength and size. Nobody has ever hit me. My skills will decide the fight for me.
Compared to your previous fights, is you work rate going to be higher or lower?
When we're fighting, you don't throw 10 million punches, when the punches are connected, that's it. When you're throwing the punches and landing them, that's when you're scoring. I'm going to throw and land punches, good punches, hard punches that will win the fight for me.
I just want to tell all of you that have asked me questions, I'll give you an answer. Watch the fight. I am ready. Very, very, very ready. Watching people go around and talk, that gives me high hopes for this fight.
Thanks for chatting Joshua!