The much-anticipated Fight of the Century between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather is just around the corner. Set to take place this weekend at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, the pressure is on as expectations are high for both boxers.
Prior to the most publicised fight of his career, Pacquiao shares his inner thoughts with Nike. In the video, he talks about his preparation, what he has learnt from Bruce Lee and how religion plays a big part in and out of the boxing ring.
“When you put in the hard work in training before the fight you set up being able to do whatever you want in the ring. Whatever round – if you want to move you can move. All because you’ve done the hard work in the gym. If you’re not physically prepared for the fight then only your mind can help. Your body cannot respond, because you’re not in shape or you’re tired.
Training is very important for an athlete – that’s how you win the fight. You have to train, you have to prepare, before the fight.”
Whether you’re rooting for Pacquiao or Mayweather, keep the fighting spirit alive and let it inspire us to continue pushing ourselves.
Interview quotes and photo credits: Nike