NO ONE has managed solve the Floyd Mayweather conundrum but maintaining a high, persistent workrate, and not settling into Floyd’s rhythm, is essential to overcoming the American. Manny Pacquiao [training his reflexes above] has tremendous speed in sustained combinations, a factor that will work in his favour.

Mayweather has turned 38 years old, logically his one punch handspeed can’t be as fast as it used to, but he is still astonishingly quick. Give him a glimmer of an opening and he can take it. But the key to dealing with Pacquiao’s raw speed won’t just be matching it. In boxing it’s timing that beats speed.