The prospects for a fifth installment of the Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Manny Pacquiao series look mixed, with Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum alternating between talking like the fight is a done deal and saying it can't possibly happen until later that April 2013. Even so, the idea of another clash between these arch-rivals is much-spoken of in boxing, and many fans look forward to Part V in a way they did not for Part IV.
Yet beneath all the buzz, the question of whether a fifth Marquez vs. Pacquiao fight is a good idea has gone largely unasked. What does another bout earn for the fighters, beyond just another big payday? And would the fans be getting their money's worth?
Good for Marquez?
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Marquez is taking a major gamble in meeting Manny Pacquiao for a fifth time. Consider that the tally for this series stands at 2-1-1 for Pacquiao on paper, but with both of Pacquiao's wins coming as close, questionable, and controversial decisions, whereas Marquez's win...