Fighter of the Decade, eight-division world champion, and boxing’s No. 1 pound for pound fighter and box office attraction Congressman MANNY “PacMan” PACQUIAO took time from training for his upcoming defense of his WBO welterweight title against three-division world champion and Méxican icon Juan Manuel Márquez to make another boffo appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night. This was Pacquiao’s fifth consecutive appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in as many world championship promotions, dating back to November 3, 2009 when he knocked out Miguel Cotto to claim the welterweight title. That 2009 appearance also marked Pacquiao’s U.S. network TV debut, which has since led to a multitude of network television, radio and magazine features, including, CBS’ 60 Minutes, ABC’s Good Morning America, FOX News Channel’s On The Record With Greta Van Susteren, CNN’s America Morning, NPR’s Morning Edition and Weekend Edition, Playboy, Sports Illustrated and cover stories in TIME and Newsweek.
Pacquiao’s first U.S. single, a remake of Dan Hill’s 1977 hit Sometimes When We Touch, sung with Dan Hill, spent four weeks in the Top-10 over the summer, peaking at No. 7. But even that doesn’t compare to what happened last night when Manny sang a duet of the Bee Gees hit “How Deep Is Your Love,” with Kimmel himself!