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Mayweather training "Rocky" style for Pacquiao clash

Floyd Mayweather is going back to some old school training habits to get him prepared for the Manny Pacquiao fight.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Floyd took to social media yesterday to display some of his new, yet old, training regiments to prepare him for the biggest fight of his career.

Here we see some good ol' wood chopping, Rocky-style. According to Stephen A. Smith of ESPN, he spent about seven hours interviewing Floyd just recently. During the interview, Smith says that Mayweather readily acknowledged that Pacquiao isn't just a typical opponent and is a different animal altogether - and because of this, he's adding some new wrinkles to his training approach. It appears that ESPN is going to make good use of the 7-hour roaming interview by slow leaking the footage across a number of their show in the weeks to come, leading up to the fight. I guess this will work as a fill-in for the typical promotion of a fight.

Amongst other things, Floyd insists that he was the one who was pushing for the Pacquiao fight for years now, and implied it was the Top Rank side who was avoiding the match while spinning the media to think that they were the ones who actually wanted it. Honestly though, all of this is really a moot point now that the fight has been signed and sealed so there's no need to go on and on about it.

Ultimately, I think it's good that both Floyd and Manny are training like they never have before, and recognize the inherent dangers in facing each other, and hopefully that provides us fans with the best fight possible.

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