HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (November 2, 2011) – In a battle of pound for pound box office attractions, eight-division world champion CONGRESSMAN MANNY PACQUIAO and television’s late-night comedy king JIMMY KIMMEL will go mano a mallo for the fifth time in their series of entertaining appearances dating back to November 3, 2009. Pacquiao will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tomorrow Night! Thursday, November 3, on ABC, beginning at 12:05 a.m. ET/PT.
Pacquiao and Kimmel will celebrate their two-year anniversary which also marked Pacman's late night network television debut. It was on that night that Pacquiao also unveiled his singing chops, belting out a rendition of the Dan Hill-penned hit ballad “Sometimes When We Touch,” a song Hill and Pacquiao remade this year. The single rose to No. 7 on the Secondary Adult Contemporary Chart as measured by the Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report (FMQB.) It spent four weeks in the Top-10 during summer.
Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KOs), the lone representative of the Sarangani province in the Philippines, is in his final 10 days of intense training for his defense of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title against professional nemesis and three-division world champion Juan Manuel Márquez (53-5-1, 39 KOs), of México City. Pacquiao and Márquez, with world titles in 11 weight divisions between them, will go toe-to-toe on Saturday, November 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. Pacquiao-Márquez III will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.
Remaining closed circuit tickets, priced at $50, are on sale and available at all Las Vegas MGM Resorts properties.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Márquez Boxing, Tecate and MGM Grand, The Pacquiao-Márquez III world championship telecast, which begins at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® and will be available to more than 92 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry.