This Pacquiao guy can act

By Bert Eljera

LAS VEGAS – A 24/7 parody between Manny Pacquiao and Jimmy Kimmel‘s  overweight sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez has become an unexpected hit.

In what amounts to going viral on YouTube, Pacquiao’s seventh appearance on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live ” show has gained some following and will be re-broadcast on the eve of the Filipino’s fourth fight with Juan Manuel Marquez on Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

According to publicist Fred Sternburg, the re-airing at midnight on Friday appears as a lead-in to the fight and at the same time to accede to the requests from fight fans.

A spoof of the popular HBO’s 24/7 series, it was originally aired on Nov. 22, as Pacquiao made his customary visit to Kimmel each time he fights in Las Vegas.

The segment featured cameos by Marquez, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, trainer Freddie Roach, ESPN’s Bernardo Osuna and even Pacquiao’s advisor, Michael Koncz.

The segment’s story centers on a scenario which had Pacquiao being avoided for fights three times by Kimmel’s overweight sidekick, Guillermo Rodriguez.

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2 responses to “This Pacquiao guy can act

  1. Pare, I haave been forwarding your stories to Gus Villanueva of Journal eh binibigyan mo rin pala sya. Di ko lang alam kung nagagamit nya. Kung sports stories, I can re-write them and chances are lalabas. By the way, am going there with my son Wendell, a cancer-survivor, who will cover the fight as a fotog. LA muna kami from Friday and will be joining Pacman’s convoyu to vegas, possibly Dec. 3.How are you? How’s your family?


    • Good, pare. Magkita tayo rito, anong hotel ba kayo tutuloy? Hindi ako nagbibigay kay Gus ng estorya, kay Chito Manuel lang, pero okay lang yon pare. Uuwi siguro ako dyan sa Maynila sa March at baka mag-stay ng 3 months. May nagpapatulong sa akin sa kampanya. Naghahanap nga ko ng affordable na condo (from P20,000 to P25,000 monthly, kung meron pang ganun, yon lang ang kaya ko) na pansamantalang matutuluyan.Ayusin ko na rin at baka nga eh umuwi na rin ako dyan. Nagsasawa na ako rito sa Amerika. Email me pare o kaya si Wendell pagdating ninyo rito sa Vegas. C ya.

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