Manny Pacquiao is unsure if Floyd Mayweather is going to use his bicycle or engage him at close range when they square off on May 2 in Las Vegas.
“Hindi natin alam,” said Pacquiao as he was busy shooting jumpers just before Kia took on Talk ‘N Text yesterday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
“Pwede din siyang tumakbo,” said Pacquiao, who made an inspired appearance last week when Kia upset defending champion Purefoods.
Pacquiao feels that if Mayweather, who turned 38 yesterday, gets a taste of his furious fists, the undefeated American will ride his bike and fight from a distance.
But the Filipino star is not taking any chances.
Pacquiao is leaving for Los Angeles this Saturday night so he can commence the pre-conditioning phase of his eight-week buildup under the watchful eyes of Justin Fortune.
Head trainer Freddie Roach won’t be around during the first week of March since he will be attending to the needs of Chinese legend Zou Shiming in Macau.
Roach will immediately return to the US after the Shiming fight so he can put the training for Mayweather in motion.
The last few days, Pacquiao has been showing up in the gym in General Santos City, hitting the mitts and doing just about everything except spar.
Roach will close down the Wild Card Boxing Club during the entirety of the preparation, knowing that Pacquiao will have to be in razor-sharp form against the pound-for-pound king.
As soon as Pacquiao checks in at the Wild Card, the fun and games are over.