FILIPINO boxing great Manny Pacquiao will again appear in the popular late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live on April 3 (Manila time) to talk about his coming rematch with American Timothy Bradley.
Pacquiao shares centerstage with former US President Bill Clinton in the highly-rated program on ABC.
This marks the eight time the 35-year-old Pacquiao will be appearing on the show – the most by any other active fighter - dating back to his November 2009 title fight against Miguel Cotto when the eight-time world champion did his own rendition of Dan Hill’s hit ballad `Sometimes When We Touch.’
Subsequent appearances in the program saw Pacquiao singing duets with Kimmel and Will Ferrell and a send-up of HBO Sports’ '24/7’ reality franchise featuring the boxing superstar and Kimmel sidekick Guillermo during his fourth fight with Mexican great Juan Manuel Marquez.
His first appearance in the Jimmy Kimmel show marked the US network TV debut of Pacquiao, which later on led to a multitude of network appearances including 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, Piers Morgan Tonight, ABC’s Nightline, On The Record With Great Van Susteren, CNN’S America Morning, NPR’s Morning Edition and Weekend Edition, Playboy, Sports Illustrated and cover stories in TIME and Newsweek.
Pacquiao is expected to discuss with Kimmel his rematch with Bradley for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title following their controversial 2012 match which saw the American dethroned the Filipino boxing icon via a stunning 12-round split decision.