Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach has revealed he will tell his charge to quit when his work ethic drops.
The Filipino will fight for the 70th time as a professional when he takes on Adrien Broner at the age of 40 next weekend.
He insists he remains as dangerous as ever – and Roach agrees.
He said: "I can’t wait for this fight. Camp has been great and he’s been training very well, everything is back to normal and he’s looked amazing.
"Manny and I have been together 15 years, so I had no reason to ever be mad at Manny. Everything has worked out really well and we’re working together as a team right now.
"I’m working on the game plan for how to fight Broner. He’s a counterpuncher who doesn’t like to come forward too much. Manny will have to be the aggressor in this fight and use his feints to trap this guy into making it more of a fight.
"I feel we’re going to see an aggressive Manny Pacquiao. There’s a rumor that Manny has been telling people he’s looking for a knockout. I love that attitude. I think his knockout of Lucas Matthysse was so satisfying and he saw that that’s what the fans really want. I think that’s going to carry over to this fight.
"Pacquiao and I have a deal. Once his work ethic drops, I’m going to tell him and he’s agreed he’ll retire. His work ethic is unbelievable right now. He hasn’t slowed down at all. He hit me with a shot in the chest two or three days ago, and I’ve never been hit harder in my life."