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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Floyd: Back to the basics

Floyd Mayweather has turned to "throwback training" in the belief it will take something special to defeat Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Mayweather (above) has been chopping 700lbs tree trunks sourced from the forests surrounding Big Bear Lake at his Las Vegas home to enhance his conditioning for the richest fight in history.

The 38-year-old had abandoned the Rocky-style technique after becoming estranged from his father Floyd Mayweather Sr, who returned to his corner in 2013 and has overseen preparations for Pacquiao.

"I want to win. I really want to win and mentally I have to go back to where it all started from because he's not just any other fighter," Mayweather said.

"I don't feel like there's anything I can't accomplish and that's why I'm pushing myself to the limit right now.

"I'm going back. Throwback training.....I have to go back to where it all started from. I have to go back to day one. Chopping wood, it's the best for you."

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