Pacquiao vs. Marquez IV
Dec. 8, 2012 // 9 p.m. ET (HBO PPV)
MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Chris Farina/Top Rank


Saturday's fourth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez is (presumably) the final act in one of the most controversial passion plays in boxing history. Their trilogy, to this point, may be the sport's first and only in which a fighter won two of the bouts, yet his superiority is in no way considered clear-cut. The other fight -- their first -- ended in a draw that was equally, if not more, polarizing. Will No. 4 finally confirm Pacquiao's edge, or will a Marquez win serve to add more fuel to the fire of controversy?

Written by Bernardo Pilatti