Pacquiao admits he only trains four months out of the year

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has revealed that he switches off completely from boxing after a fight and that his schedule away the sport consists of no pugilism whatsoever.

The 36 year-old, who is locked in talks to fight pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather on May 2nd, made it plain that he would rather pack his time off with other sports, rather than keep ticking over in the gym, in a bid to keep hit fitness levels up.

“How I motivate myself is aside from boxing I do basketball and other exercise,” Pacquiao told Sky Sports Ringside Special.

“After I fight it’s totally no boxing. That’s how I motivate myself, one hundred percent no boxing until I get the schedule for my next training camp.

“I fight twice a year so that’s four months and that’s it. When I start training its back to boxing then, but after the fight totally no boxing again.

“Then I do basketball, volleyball and badminton – I do that exercise, but not boxing,” he added.

Pacquiao is awaiting news of the $250m super-fight with Mayweather, which could conceivably happen this week, and advisor Michael Koncz also confirmed this week that the Filipino will spend his whole camp training in the United States.