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Pacquiao-Marquez one of several four-fight sagas

When Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez sqaure off on Saturday night it won't be the only time two great fighters mixed up four or more times.

Sugar Ray Robinson fought Jake LaMotta six times, Jersey Joe Walcott hooked up with Ezzard Charles and Emille Griffith fought Luis Rodriguez four times.

Here’s a list of many great four-fight sagas

Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez (four fights; 2007-2010);

Azumah Nelson and James Leija (four fights: 1993-1998);

Bobby Chacon and Bazooka Limon (four fights: 1972-1985);

Joey Giardello and Dick Tiger (four fights: 1959-1965);

Sugar Ray Robinson and Gene Fullmer (four fights: 1957-1961);

Beau Jack and Ike Williams (four fights; 1948-1955);

Jersey Joe Walcott and Ezzard Charles (four fights; 1949-1952);

Sandy Saddler and Willie Pep (four fights: 1948-1951);

Sugar Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta (six fights: 1942-1951);

Beau Jack and Bob Montgomery (four fights; 1943-1944);

Gene Tunney and Harry Greb (five fights: 1922-1925);

Jack Britton and Ted Kid Lewis (20 fights: 1915-1921).

Emille Griffith and Luis Rodriguez (four fights: (1963-1964)

A few notable three-fight sagas

Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton
Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran
Riddick Bowe and Evander Holyfield
Evander Holyfield and John Ruiz
Arturo Gatti and Mickey Ward
Emille Griffith and Nino Benvenuti
Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales

Special thanks to Steve Farhood and Jack Obermayer.
 

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