Last year, Manny Pacquiao only fought once, his November wipeout of Brandon Rios. But that fight took place in Macau, China and it meant for the first time since 2009 that Pacquiao did not pay his traditional pre-fight visit to Jimmy Kimmel to appear on his late-night talk show.
But the tradition, a hilarious one, is back as Pacquiao gets ready for his rematch with Timothy Bradley Jr. on April 12 (HBO PPV) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao will appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (ABC, 11:35 p.m. ET) on Wednesday, April 2, along with the other guest that night -- President Bill Clinton.
Talk about political heavyweights. Pacquiao is a current congressman in the Philippines.
The appearance will be Pacquiao's eighth on the program dating to November 2009, when he made his first appearance before facing Miguel Cotto. It was on that episode that Pacquiao sang his version of the sappy 1970s ballad "Sometimes When We Touch." During ensuing appearances, Pacquiao sang duets with Kimmel and Will Ferrell and did a hilarious spoof of HBO's "24/7" with Kimmel sidekick Guillermo.
Clinton, back in the day, once played the saxophone on Arsenio Hall's late-night talk show. No word if there's a Pacquiao-Clinton performance coming.