He came, he starred, he conquered, and This Friday, November 30, at Midnight ET/PT, on ABC, he will be rerun! Manny Pacquiao took time from training for his upcoming rumble with three-division world champion Juan Manuel Márquez to make another boffo appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! last Wednesday night. The response by fans and the word of mouth on the interview and especially the spectacularly funny spoof of HBO’s all-access reality series 24/7 — Pacquiao/Rodriguez 4 24/7 — spurred the show’s unusually fast encore airing of the episode.
After catching up with Manny on his life and training for his upcoming high-stakes welterweight battle against Márquez, Kimmel announced Manny’s next fight — against sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez — with his own all-access unreality segment, Pacquiao/Rodriguez 4 24/7, which also featured Rodriguez’s trainer Yehya, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum and Hall of Fame trainer World-Famous Freddie Roach.
This was Manny’s seventh consecutive appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in as many pay-per-view promotions, dating back to November 3, 2009, when he knocked out Miguel Cotto to claim the welterweight title. That 2009 appearance also marked Manny’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, CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, ABC’s Nightline, 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 on Kimmel is always gold, and the special fake 24/7 between Pacquiao and Guillermo was especially good this time around, and definitely worth checking out.