Originally Posted by Scar
No offense but some people never fail to impress me with their stupidity. How can anyone question why a fifth fight isn't necessary when we had four GREAT fights to enjoy? That said, do you honestly consider the result of the fourth fight completely final?, even when Pacquiao was leading and dominating only to get caught overexcited by a cautious, troubled/hurt yet smart and unexpectedly coherent Marquez?
If that's not enough let's look at it another way then. Remember when the great "Mexican brothers" of Marquez completely ignored him back when it mattered the most and never gave him a shot in hell only to see Pacquiao come out of the blue and give him the chance he truly proved he deserves? Despite the fight being a draw, Pacquiao offered Marquez a rematch only to see Marquez price his self out and fight Morales instead. Even after that, Pacquiao could have ignored Marquez but gave him a rematch. Then comes the third fight at a time when Pacquiao, yet again, could have completely ignored Marquez without getting ANY criticism for it whatsoever based on Marquez' complete failure to impress at the weight against Mayweather. Still Pacquiao gave him the shot and Marquez yet again, thanks to Pacquiao's chances, proved to be worthy. The fourth fight could have also been ignored since Pacquiao could have easily gone for Bradley, but no, Pacquiao gave him a shot when he didn't have to YET AGAIN. After all of that, you expect Marquez to completely turn his back on the man that gave him all these ridiculous chances?, especially when this is the very first time Pacquiao needs him.
Hope this post explains why a fifth fight is indeed necessary.
Marquez earned the rematches by actually winning the fights only to get robbed on the scorecards.
Pacquiao only gave Marquez those rematches because he believed he would win due to Marquez's poor showing prior.
2nd fight - Marquez dropped by Barrera prior to fight. took place 4 years after the first matchup
3rd fight - Marquez loss to Mayweather (dropped) hard fight against Juan Diaz prior to that and was knocked down at 135 by Michael Katsidis. 3 years after the second fight
4th fight - Pacquiao loses an upset to Bradley despite many having him ahead. No one wants to see the rematch and instead has no choice but to rematch Marquez who clearly won the 3rd fight