Marquez a slight favorite over Bradley

By Bev Llorente, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

October 10, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Two of the best world boxing champions will slug it out this weekend at the Thomas and Mack Center for a world welterweight championship.

The final press conference for the upcoming Timothy Bradley- Juan Manuel Marquez fight has wrapped up, as the two fighters gear up for the final showdown this coming Saturday (Sunday in Manila).
Forty-year-old Marquez vowed to do his best and give boxing fans an entertaining face-off between the two boxing greats whom Pacquiao lost to.

“I come in to the fight, I’m thinking about Bradley. I don’t think about the judges. I think about my job, my training camp. I think I prepare myself really hard for this fight this is my confidence. I’m doing my job in the ring… my weight right now is 144,” said Marquez, adding that Bradley is not an easy opponent.

The muscular Bradley also assured fans that his speed and tactical defense inside the ring will prevail.
“I’m facing the guy that just knocked out Pacquiao a few months ago, so this is definitely gonna be a tough challenge. It’s not gonna be an easy challenge but I’m up for it and I’m determine show and prove to the world that I’m the best fighter by beating Marquez,” said Bradley.

According to veteran and international hall of famer Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., this fight is highly anticipated, especially after Bradley’s match with Ruslan Provodnikov.

“Timothy Bradley is gonna be a complicated fight for Juan Manuel Marquez but in the end, Marquez will come out victorious,” the Mexican legend said.

“I think it’s a very difficult fight for both of them. The experience that Marquez brings in, he has shown power. He says he is gonna be lighter faster this time. He’s gonna have to be because he is fighting someone 10 years younger than he is, so he needs definitely to be quicker. He cannot just run around the ring and box because Bradley has an edge there,” added ESPN Espanol commentator Jaime Mota.

Las Vegas race and sportsbooks have Marquez at -162 and Bradley at +125.
The fight purse for this match will give Marquez a guaranteed $6 million, while Bradley is guaranteed $4 million. It could’ve been more had they decided to fight boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao again.

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  • Jorge Buesa
    11 October 2013 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Marquez will win the fight this weekend over Bradley ! Bradley will lose, because he can’t fight ? He lucky to win over Manny Pacquiao, if Marquez ever punch Bradley with the same punch that he hit Pacquiao it’s all over for Bradley ! ! !