Bill Clinton "I hope Pacquiao goes right on up the ladder"

           HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (April 3, 2014) – It was an evening of politics and pros when Fighter of the Decade and boxing's only eight-division world champion Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO took time from training for his upcoming world championship rematch with undefeated two-division world champion TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY to make another boffo appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday night. This was Manny’s eighth appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! dating back to November 3, 2009, on the eve of his knockout victory of Miguel Cotto to claim the WBO welterweight title.


            Kimmel opened the show with a monologue that featured a hilarious Pacquiao-starring commercial.  That was followed by a very entertaining interview with President Bill Clinton, who in the first segment endorsed Pacquiao’s rising career as a public servant and his political future


            “I hope he [Pacquiao] goes right on up the ladder. I think he’s a great guy and he’s a great role model for the country. He’s very strong and honest,” said Clinton.


            The final segment featured Kimmel and Pacquiao discussing his upcoming challenge of Bradley, politics and the expected arrival of his fifth child due, which is due at the end of April.


Below please find the links to Manny’s recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and President Clinton’s remarks on Pacquiao:


March Madness Office Pool Collector Manny Pacquiao:


Jimmy Kimmel-Manny Pacquiao Interview:                                                                                                                  


President Clinton Speaks About Manny Pacquiao:   




Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs), the lone congressional representative of the Sarangani province in the Philippines, is in deep training for the eagerly-anticipated WBO welterweight championship rematch against undefeated two-division world champion Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs), of Palm Springs, Calif. This will also be Pacquiao's first fight in the U.S. since 2012 as well as the first time he has ever challenged to regain a world title he formerly held.


             Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 will take place, Saturday, April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.  It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.


            When Pacquiao and Bradley rumbled the first time, on June 9, 2012 at MGM Grand, Bradley's hand was raised via a controversial split decision, ending Pacquiao's welterweight title reign as well as his seven-year, 15-bout winning streak.  Though both fighters claimed victory neither was satisfied.  Destiny may have played a hand in their first battle but it will be survival of the fittest that determines the winner of this exciting rematch.


            Remaining tickets for Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 are priced at $1,000, $800, $600, $400, $250 and $150, not including applicable service charges.  There will be a total ticket limit of 12 per person with a limit of 10 per person at the $1,000, $800, $600, $400 and $250 price levels and a limit of two (2) per person at the $150 price level.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.  Tickets will also be available for purchase at or


            Episode No. 2 of 24/7 Pacquiao/Bradley 2 premieres This Saturday!  April 5, at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT -- on HBO.  Episode No. 3 debuts Thursday, April 10, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT two nights before the high stakes welterweight title bout.


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