So who's afraid of typhoon Juan? Certainly, not pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao.
Unmindful of the threat brought about by the super typhoon, the 31-year-old Pacquiao went through with his regular morning roadwork, braving the cold, early rain Monday morning and run around Burnham Park in Baguio City.
Braving the stormy weather, Pacquiao jogged for close to two hours, and then capped his road work with his usual stretching exercises to the amazement of the few people in the park.
"Rain or shine, the training will push through," said Pacquiao.
Later in the afternoon, the world's top pound-for-pound fighter did his regular two-hour workout in the presence of foreign and local journalists who attended the media day event organized by Top Rank promoter Bob Arum at the Shape Up gym inside the Cooyesan Hotel.
As rain and wind rages outside, Pacquiao was all busy battering the mitts with trainer Freddie Roach for eight rounds.
By the end of training, Pacquiao logged in a total of 30 rounds doing shadowboxing, working on the speedball and double end and abdominal exercises.
The seven-time world champion stressed the last two weeks of training prior to his November 13 title bout with Antonio Margarito will be devoted to gaining weight and adding muscles to his body.
"We will focus in adding weight and adding muscles in the last two weeks of training," said Pacquiao.
He's scheduled to spar Tuesday again before finally packing his bags to go down to Manila on Wednesday. - RCJ, GMANews.TV