Jimmy Kimmel shows support for pal Pacquiao by singing lines from his new song
Popular talk show host Jimmy Kimmel sang a few lines of Manny Pacquiao's new anthem 'Lalaban Ako' ahead of the boxing hero's guesting in his program.

POPULAR talk show host Jimmy Kimmel sang the first few parts of Manny Pacquiao’s newly-released song ‘Lalaban Para sa Filipino’ in his top-rated ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ program on ABC.

By singing the Tagalog song to be used by the Filipino boxing champion as his entrance music for his May 2 mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Kimmel got words of appreciation from no less than Pacquiao himself.

“Thank you @jimmykimmel for trying to sing my song ‘Lalaban Ako’ hehe,” wrote the boxing great on his Twitter account@MannyPacquiao.

Here's the Youtube video, which has more than 300,000 hits at posting time:

Pacquiao and Kimmel have become friends through the years, with the Filipino lefty making regular appearances in the American's talk show every time he has a fight in the US.

Also in a video posted on his Twitter account, Pacquiao said he also looks forward to a scheduled guesting in Kimmel’s show next week.

“I’m excited to be in your show next week,” Pacquiao said.

Here's a YouTube video of Pacquiao singing 'Sometimes When We Touch' in Kimmel's show.

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