Boxing great Manny Pacquiao will be here at the top of the hour to take your questions!
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Bradley is a relentless and durable fighter who will just keep coming. Are you preparing for a hard 12 round fight?
Yes. I always prepare for a 12 round fight. Because you never know what type of fight will happen. Also, I like the style of somebody that comes forward, like Hatton, like Cotto and Margarito.
When Freddie Roach talks trash and predicts an easy fight, it seems to make the audience expect a knockout. Does that add pressure on you to chase your opponents down, making you more predictable by your opponent?
Coach, my master, likes to talk for me. I never predict anything. It's my job just to prepare and be ready. My coach he has his own opinion all of the time. It motivates me, because I like to show a good fight. I want my coach to be proud of me.
Have you altered your stance or position to avoid a potential Bradley headbutt?
We work on different things in the gym. I like to listen to Freddie. He's someone that works on the strategy with Fernandez.
How was training in this camp?
It was really good. It was peaceful. Very different from my others. Just focused on the fight.
Hi Manny, I am a big fan of yours and am looking forward to your upcoming bout w/ Tim Bradley. I was wondering who will be walking you to the ring Saturday? Is it going to be Justin Bieber?
No. Not that I know of. I like to just go up there with my team. My team has been there with me throughout. They're very supportive and very very loyal.
Are you worried about Timothy Bradley's headbutt tactics?
No. It's part of boxing. You just have to prepare for the best Tim Bradley. We worked on different things in the gym and for different styles of opponents. I don't think Bradley will headbutt on purpose.
Manny, do you ever see yourself challenging for a middleweight title?
That's a little too heavy. Even now, I am still trying to gain weight for my 145 fight.
Manny Pacquiao who do you think has more speed you or Roy Jones?
Roy Jones is one of my idols. He was much heavier than me in his prime. I don't know.
What is your favorite Filipino meal when you are not in training?
I eat very little when I'm not training, just because I don't like to eat heavy. I eat the same foods. I like adobo and beef soup.
What do you think will be the most difficult aspect of fighting Tim Bradley?
I think he's hungry. He's motivated. He's young. Those factors are very important in this fight. But we prepared. We are 100% conditioned and we are ready.
How many fights do you have left? Do you anticipate moving up andy weight classes?
I like fighting. So, I think I will be fighting a little bit more. I really enjoy it. It's my job. I'm just having fun now.
We all believe you can beat Mayweather. Do you ever get sick of him ducking you?
I wish him the best. God bless him. I hope that we can fight some day soon.
What's the hardest part of your training regimen?
Nothing is very difficult or hard. The hardest part is doing going to the gym. I do about 2,000 sit ups a day and stay in the gym 3-4 hours.
do you think the cramps on your legs will bother you in this fight?
My legs are good this time. I worked on different things to prepare. We're OK.
When was the last time that you felt fear before a fight? Thank you.
Can you tell us a way that your refound faith has impacted your training in a positive way?
It's more peaceful. The focus is really just on my priority of God. After that, it's boxing and nothing else.
how many miles do you normally run in morning?
We really don't count how many miles or kilometers I run. But I run at least 35-45 minutes per day.
out of all the opponants you have faught. who was the toughest? strongest and the hardest puncher ?
There are many. Marquez is a tough fighter. Morales was very tough. I fought the legend De La Hoya. Margarito. Cotto. Different styles. One of the toughest will be Tim Bradley, because he's young and hungry. He's undefeated.
Thanks for chatting Manny!