Yesterday I interviewed the eight-division World Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao. I only found out at short notice and had just an hour to prepare for the half an hour sit down interview with the Filipino superstar. This was for Al Jazeera's premiere interview programme 'Talk to Al Jazeera'.
Manny was in Qatar as a guest at the AIBA World Boxing Championship being held in the country for the very first time. After a slow start he quickly opened up to me and said that he wants his next fight to be in either Qatar or Dubai. Obviously there are huge Filipino communities in both places. He mentioned it could be against Amir Khan or a re-match with Floyd Mayweather, among other possible opponents.
We ran part of the interview that night on the AJE newshour and it is also online. You'll be able to see the full interview with one of the greatest ever pound-for-pound fighters on the network in the coming weeks. Of course I'll keep you posted when it airs.