Manny Pacquio's fellow Filipino champion Nonito Donaire believes he and the legend have the same attitude when dealing with opponents before the fight.

The much awaited welterweight unification bout between Pacquiao and WBA welterweight regular champ Keith Thurman is already on its way. And as the fight approaches, several world boxing champions arrived at Las Vegas to share their thoughts and predictions.

Among all the boxing personalities who came in Pacquiao vs. Thurman official weigh-ins, Donaire appeared to be somewhat special. Not only because he's Pacquiao's fellow countrymen but because of what he had to say about the fight.

Donaire was cornered by and was asked about what he thinks about Pacquiao and Thurman during the weigh-ins.

The bantamweight champ stated that both fighters looked good ahead of the fight especially Thurman, whose size and length advantage were very obvious during the face-off, but what really matters is how they will perform inside the boxing ring.

"Physical can only go a little bit of it, you know, when it comes down to it, it's just being inside that ring man," Donaire explained.

Donaire then said that "timing" is what Pacquiao needs to find in fighting a bigger opponent like Thurman.

"He needs to just find his timing. Speed and length is not a big factor when you get the timing properly," Donaire noted.

As for Thurman, the 36-year-old fighter believes that the younger fighter will just "box" the entire fight.

The topic was shifted to the patient behavior of Pacquiao everytime his opponent acts up in front of him. An aspect in which Donaire said that him and Pacquiao share the same approach to.

According to Donaire, they both can "smile" at everybody outside the ring but will definitely go for the kill once the fight is on.

"When you get to a level where you're confident, you know,iit doesn't matter anymore because when you're inside the ring is what truly matters, Lik with me, I go in there and I say hi to everybody, I could smile at everybody, but when we're Inside there we're gonna kill each other," Donaire. And Manny and me are similar in that aspect, Donaire said.

In the end, Donaire has expressed his gratitude to the legendary boxer and said that he will "eternally grateful" for what Pacquiao has done to everybody in the sport.

"What he does is he inspires everybody, including myself, that's the legend that he is," Donaire stated.

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WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao looks on during a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on January 16, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao will defend his title against Adrien Broner on January 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Getty Images/Ethan Miller