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JIMMY KIMMEL FULFILLED HIS WISH OF JOINING PACQIAO'S ENTOURAGE


Jimmy Kimmel in Manny Pacquiao's Entourage /Jimmy Kimmel (left) and Manny Pacquiao -Steve Marcus/Reuters/Landov Jimmy Kimmel can add another title to his resume – hype man. The comedian and host of Jimmy Kimmel Live joined Manny Pacquiao's entourage on Saturday, walking out behind the boxer before Saturday night's big match in Las Vegas. While Pacquaio may have lost the "Fight of the Century" to opponent Floyd Mayweather Jr., he was definitely lucky to have Kimmel in his corner. In what appeared to be a nod to Mayweather supporter Justin Bieber, who walked out alongside the champion, Kimmel donned a Bieber-esque black track jacket and wide-brim hat, as well as two gold chains. His shirt featured a Pac-Man logo eating tiny images of Mayweather. The late-night host, who Tweeted a pic of his ensemble before the fight, trotted and bounced behind Pacquiao as he entered the ring at Las Vegas's Grand Garden Arena, drawing laughs from audience members. Kimmel, 47, is a self-professed big fan of Pacquiao, 36, and asked to join the Filipino boxer's entourage during his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on April 23. Mayweather's entourage, in addition to Bieber, included someone dressed as the Burger King fast-food restaurant mascot. Despite being the richest fight in boxing history, it's clear both athletes weren't afraid to inject some humor into their entrances. THIS IS THE FULL REPORT.

ALSO: Despite Manny's loss, Jimmy Kimmel happy to be Pacquiao's Bieber


Manny and Jimmy Kimmel  As promised, Hollywood talk show host Jimmy Kimmel of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' was part of Manny Pacquiao's entourage for the fight against Floyd Mayweather, Jr. on Saturday night (Sunday morning, PHL time) at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino arena, Las Vegas, Nevada. A few weeks before what was dubbed as the 'Fight of the Century,' the talk show host showed his full support for Pacman by learning and singing the his song for the fight entitled 'Lalaban Ako Para Sa Pilipino.'  READ MORE...

ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel Was The Unexpected Winner Of The Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight


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The comedian made a big entrance to the bout. When Manny Pacquiao entered the ring for his face-off against Floyd Mayweather, he had an unexpected guest in his entourage—Jimmy Kimmel. When the welterweight fighter stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on April 23rd, the host took the opportunity to beg for a spot in Pacquiao’s entourage. He even went so far as to sing Pacquiao’s walk-on song, proving himself to be a true fan: While Pacquiao didn’t directly answer the host’s entreaties, when pressed if he would consider Kimmel for an entourage position, Pacquiao smiled and said “I will.” But no one (besides Kimmel and Pacquiao, apparently) took the suggestion particularly seriously until Kimmel showed up on camera, bobbing along behind Pacquiao’s team as he made his entrance to the stadium at the MGM Grand.

As part of Kimmel’s initial plea for the job, he had promised to dress “just like Justin Bieber” for the occasion (poking fun at the pop singer’s place in Mayweather’s entourage). But when it came time for the main event, Kimmel opted for an ensemble straight out of Run DMC’s tour wardrobe: black fedora, black sports jacket, gold chains, and a very appropriate Pac-Man t-shirt, as an homage to Pacquiao’s nickname. Kimmel’s best accessory, though? The completely straight face he managed for the duration of the lark. (As for Bieber, he wore a slick suit when he hung out with Mayweather before the fight.) While Kimmel was a delightful surprise when he appeared on screen, the most shocking moment of the fighters’ walk-ons was the Burger King mascot who rolled into the arena with Mayweather. Kudos to the person in the Burger King costume who managed to score one of the hottest tickets in sports by wearing tights and a plastic fright mask. While Mayweather may have won the fight, Pacquiao clearly won the walk-on. THIS IS THE FULL REPORT.

ALSO: A ticket worth fighting for! Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber and Jay Z lead the stars as a host of VIPs descend on Las Vegas for Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's historic boxing bout


Power couple: Beyoncé and Jay Z soaked up the atmosphere ahead of the mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Mary J. Blige, right, was also caught on camera ....CONTINUE READING, WATCHING....


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Jimmy Kimmel Fulfilled His Wish of Joining Manny Pacquiao's Entourage


Jimmy Kimmel in Manny Pacquiao's Entourage /Jimmy Kimmel (left) and Manny Pacquiao -Steve Marcus/Reuters/Landov

MANILA, MAY 4, 2015 (PEOPLE.COM) By Lindsay Kimble @lekimble - Jimmy Kimmel can add another title to his resume – hype man.

The comedian and host of Jimmy Kimmel Live joined Manny Pacquiao's entourage on Saturday, walking out behind the boxer before Saturday night's big match in Las Vegas. While Pacquaio may have lost the "Fight of the Century" to opponent Floyd Mayweather Jr., he was definitely lucky to have Kimmel in his corner.

In what appeared to be a nod to Mayweather supporter Justin Bieber, who walked out alongside the champion, Kimmel donned a Bieber-esque black track jacket and wide-brim hat, as well as two gold chains. His shirt featured a Pac-Man logo eating tiny images of Mayweather.

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The late-night host, who Tweeted a pic of his ensemble before the fight, trotted and bounced behind Pacquiao as he entered the ring at Las Vegas's Grand Garden Arena, drawing laughs from audience members.

Kimmel, 47, is a self-professed big fan of Pacquiao, 36, and asked to join the Filipino boxer's entourage during his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on April 23.

Mayweather's entourage, in addition to Bieber, included someone dressed as the Burger King fast-food restaurant mascot. Despite being the richest fight in boxing history, it's clear both athletes weren't afraid to inject some humor into their entrances.

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Manny and Jimmy Kimmel 

As promised, Hollywood talk show host Jimmy Kimmel of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' was part of Manny Pacquiao's entourage for the fight against Floyd Mayweather, Jr. on Saturday night (Sunday morning, PHL time) at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino arena, Las Vegas, Nevada.

A few weeks before what was dubbed as the 'Fight of the Century,' the talk show host showed his full support for Pacman by learning and singing the his song for the fight entitled 'Lalaban Ako Para Sa Pilipino.'

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Later on, Manny took time out of his rigorous training to guest on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' where the two got the chance to sing the song as a duet.

This was followed by Jimmy asking Manny he could be a part of his entourage while singing the song, which he apparently learned wholeheartedly.

"Would you like me to be in the ring with you? I'll sing, I'll walk beside you, I'll do whatever I have to. I'll fight Justin Bieber. I don't care what has to happen," said Jimmy to convince Pacquiao, and the boxer enthusiastically obliged.


THE 'walking-out' with Manny.

True to his words, the talk show host walked behind Manny with the rest of his entourage dressed in all-black with a hat and gold chain to match, going for a Justin Bieber look.

The Canadian singing sensation is known to strut no less than five feet away from Mayweather before his every fight.

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Jimmy Kimmel Was The Unexpected Winner Of The Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight by Melissa Locker,


Al Bello/Getty Images --The comedian made a big entrance to the bout.

When Manny Pacquiao entered the ring for his face-off against Floyd Mayweather, he had an unexpected guest in his entourage—Jimmy Kimmel.

When the welterweight fighter stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on April 23rd, the host took the opportunity to beg for a spot in Pacquiao’s entourage.

He even went so far as to sing Pacquiao’s walk-on song, proving himself to be a true fan:

While Pacquiao didn’t directly answer the host’s entreaties, when pressed if he would consider Kimmel for an entourage position, Pacquiao smiled and said “I will.”

But no one (besides Kimmel and Pacquiao, apparently) took the suggestion particularly seriously until Kimmel showed up on camera, bobbing along behind Pacquiao’s team as he made his entrance to the stadium at the MGM Grand.

As part of Kimmel’s initial plea for the job, he had promised to dress “just like Justin Bieber” for the occasion (poking fun at the pop singer’s place in Mayweather’s entourage).


Manny laughingly looked at Jimmy Kimmel's promising he will dress like Justin Bieber (right) beside Mayweather.

But when it came time for the main event, Kimmel opted for an ensemble straight out of Run DMC’s tour wardrobe: black fedora, black sports jacket, gold chains, and a very appropriate Pac-Man t-shirt, as an homage to Pacquiao’s nickname.

Kimmel’s best accessory, though?

The completely straight face he managed for the duration of the lark. (As for Bieber, he wore a slick suit when he hung out with Mayweather before the fight.)

While Kimmel was a delightful surprise when he appeared on screen, the most shocking moment of the fighters’ walk-ons was the Burger King mascot who rolled into the arena with Mayweather.


Jason Merritt / Getty Images --The Burger King walks backstage at "Mayweather vs. Pacquiao" at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2, 2015, in Las Vegas

Kudos to the person in the Burger King costume who managed to score one of the hottest tickets in sports by wearing tights and a plastic fright mask.

While Mayweather may have won the fight, Pacquiao clearly won the walk-on.


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A ticket worth fighting for! Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber and Jay Z lead the stars as a host of VIPs descend on Las Vegas for Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's historic boxing bout By Ryan Smith and Matt Morlidge for MailOnline Published: 00:54 GMT, 3 May 2015 | Updated: 17:15 GMT, 3 May 2015


Power couple: Beyoncé and Jay Z soaked up the atmosphere ahead of the mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Mary J. Blige, right, was also caught on camera.


Buddies: Shortly before the highly anticipated fight, pop star Justin Bieber posted to Instagram a photo taken of him with Floyd Mayweather


Minaj-esty: Rap superstar NickI Minaj made quite the eye-catching entrance as she strolled to her seat later than most other attendees


They've got the golden tickets: Denzel Washington, left, took his coveted place ringside as Ben Affleck, right, smiled for the cameras

A showboat-load of celebrities were among the 16,000 spectators spirited into ringside through a back door.

Ten grand - the reported price of seats at the cavernous arena - is peanuts for the likes of Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Matt Damon, Jamie Foxx, Rihanna, Donald Trump, et al.

Not all the famous boxers in the building are flush these days – certainly not Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield – but even though their tickets had to be paid for the bill for some was being picked up by promoters Mayweather or Bob Arum or private benefactors.


Couples: Diane Kruger and her partner, Joshua Jackson, were among the attendees, as were Sean 'Diddy' Combs and his girlfriend, Cassie


The Fighter: Mark Wahlberg, who backed Manny Pacquiao in the fight, and met up with Antoine and Jake ahead of the huge fight


Highly anticipated: Hollywood screen stars Robert De Niro and Drew Barrymore sat patiently in their seats as they waited for the bell to ring


Game face: Tennis veterans Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi took their seats as a plethora of famous faces gathered together to watch the fight


Hot property: Billionaire property tycoon Donald Trump chatted passionately with his wife, Melania, as he waited for proceedings to kick off


Relaxed: Basketball legend Michael Jordan looked comfortable as he was joined by wife Yvette Prieto at the MGM Grand


The (not so) Simple Life: American socialite Paris Hilton was all smiles as she was filmed making her way into the building

There were so many household names in attendance that the rest of us felt we were in thy minority and they were looking around wondering who we might be.

Joining De Niro and Co were superstars such as Denzel Washington, Nicki Minaj, Paris Hilton, Jesse Jackson, Jake Gylenhaal, Mark Wahlberg and Donald Trump.

The spectacle may have looked more like the Oscars than a boxing event, but of course many sports stars also made their way into the arena. New England Patriots quarter-back Tom Brady, former tennis star Andre Agassi and basketball legend Michael Jordan were pictured.


Lads night out: (L-R) Actors Matthew Bomer, Michael J. Fox and Liev Schreiber added their star power to the crowded red carpet


The private jet terminal at Las Vegas' McCarren International Airport was packed Saturday night right before the highly anticipated boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao


The tarmac was so packed with private planes that the terminal shut down at one point to more arriving private aircraft


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