MANILA – A fifth clash between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez is guaranteed to be another huge hit, especially with the way their previous fight ended.
Boxing commentator Max Kellerman said that each of the previous bouts had all the necessary ingredients that make a fight a blockbuster.
“Have you ever seen a Marquez-Pacquiao fight that wasn't excellent? So why would we expect it to not be excellent again?” Kellerman said in an interview on Radio Raheem regarding the possible fifth bout.
He said the first four bouts were similar with respect to how the fight flowed, and noted they were all action-packed.
Kellerman also said Marquez’s knockout victory in the fourth bout added a new dimension to the fabled rivalry: unpredictability.
“Now suddenly, you don't know how it's gonna end, let alone know who's gonna win,” he said. “They were all excellent fights, tactically, strategically, with some of the action produced, the drama, the shifts of momentum… now the ending is also unpredictable. Really how can you complain about that fight?
Talks about a fifth Pacquiao-Marquez fight resurrected after Top Rank promoter Bob Arum arranged a welterweight clash between Marquez and another fighter, Mike Alvarado.
The bout is seen as an eliminator for a title shot against Pacquiao, who owns the WBO welterweight crown.
But the Mexican has remained non-committal about the rematch following his decision win over Alvarado.