Besides training for today’s big fight, Manny Pacquiao was also busy hitting the promotional circuit to push his upcoming mega bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. And yes, one of the most talked about appearances by the boxing champ was his stop at Jimmy Kimmel Live.
On the April 22nd live taping of the comedian’s late night show, Kimmel sang the first lines of “Lalaban Ako Para sa Pilipino,” a song Manny composed and recorded himself as his tribute to his legions of Filipino fans all over the world. Manny joined him in the song’s refrain.
“Lalaban Ako” will be the official anthem blaring as Manny makes his way into the ring today.
“Yung isang album ko na hindi na-release noon, ‘Lalaban Ako Para sa Pilipino,’ ito ‘yung magiging theme song for this fight,” Manny confirmed at a recent phone interview arranged by EastWest Bank.
And hopefully, it will be the day’s victory song as well.