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rematches, trilogies & quadrilogies

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Thought I would post to get peoples opinions on rematches, trilogies & quadrilogies.

Do you believe there is a need to have a rematch, a trilogy or even a quadrilogy of matches against the same opponent? and is it ever justified to have these sort of return bouts? or are they mere cash ins? Pacquiao's latest quadrilogy for me is taking the piss a bit. I can see a trilogy when after the rematch it's tied at 1 win a piece but to then go again aren't they just milking it and delaying the much hyped "super fight" with Floyd Mayweather Jnr.?

I was listening to an interview by Steve Bunce with Paulie Mallignaggi on the bunce hour couple weeks back and Paulie said he'd fight Ricky Hatton in America then if he won that they'd be level at 1 win each - he then said he'd fight again at Wembley or a big british stadium to round off a trilogy. What are peoples thoughts on these things? Do you think boxing should return to it's primal roots of 1 fight to settle it all and fighters fighting new opponents all the time?

this trilogy stuff is not only happening in boxing but it's spread to mixed martial arts too. UFC have already had several trilogies and to be honest my view is that these things seem to be quite a modern thing generated by TV companies. And, by that I mean before there was Ali vs Frazier/Foreman - was there ever a trilogy in boxing in the old days as far as I can see was all about individual matches and new opponents.
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Do you guys reckon that in this day and age it would be possible for a fighter to get that many fights if he wanted it?

Would he still be able to fight the top guys?

Would they have time to train properly and put in good performances? If not does that mean that fighters these days are superior to old timers?
They could be it would entail fighting a lot of stiffs and limiting big fights or even semi-decent fights. Buck Smith got nearish doing that.

It would probably limit them in big 50/50 fights as their opponent would likely be a lot fresher, I don't think it means todays fighters are superior, just boxing under decent circumstances. I don't think todays boxers would fare better going back in time than old boxers would coming forward. I think coming forward would be a lot easier to adapt to tbh.
Cheers, interesting thoughts. It probably would be easier to adapt to today's than back then, very good point.

:lol: I've got nothing to add but thought it would be rude not to reply after having read your post whilst nodding my head with a contemplating look on my face.
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