Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez have without doubt starred in two of the more entertaining fights boxing fans have witnessed in the last 10 years.
Take out all of the controversy surrounding the finishes, Marquez’s needless pleas for a third match for years after the pair’s 2008 bout, and the Floyd Mayweather stink that surrounds everything Pacquiao does. Just on its own merits, the Pacquiao vs. Marquez rivalry is one of the best of the last decade – and Saturday will undoubtedly be the cherry atop a treat served up to fans by both fighters beginning in 2004 and leading straight into November 12.
The sport of boxing has seen some great trilogies ranging from Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier to Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns to Arturo Gatti vs. Micky Ward to countless others.
Where does Pacquiao vs. Marquez rank on that list? You decide.
Check out this HBO video offering a retrospective glance on some of the all-time greatest trilogies ever – with commentary by Bob Arum.