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Timothy Bradley vs. Juan Manuel Marquez: When and Where to Catch PPV Fight


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http://ringnews24.com/images/pixel.gifTimothy Bradley will be taking on Juan Manuel Marquez for the WBO Welterweight title on Saturday night, and it's bound to be one of the best fights of the year.

At 30-0, Bradley is one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. His win over Manny Pacquiao was certainly a controversial one, but he's been able to stay undefeated because of the decision. For Marquez, he's continuing to show everyone that he's still one of the best boxers in the world, despite being 40 years old.

Below is all of the information you need about when and where to watch the fight, along with some background information on the two fighters.

 

Viewing Information

Where: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

When: Saturday, Oct. 12

Watch: HBO PPV

Start Time: PPV coverage begins at 9:00 p.m. ET

 

Tale of the Tape

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Timothy Bradley (30-0, 12 KOs)

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Bradley is still considered one of the best welterweight fighters in the world, but his reputation has taken a hit dating back to 2012.

The 30-year-old fighter took down Manny Pacquiao thanks to a very controversial split-decision win. Many felt that Pacquiao had won the fight, but the judges thought otherwise. This obviously wasn't Bradley's fault, but he will be remembered for that fight.

Bradley has only fought one other time since that decision. He took down Ruslan Provodnikov by unanimous decision in 12 rounds, although he clearly looked shaken at times during the bout.

A win for Bradley would confirm to many that Bradley is still one of the world's best fighters. He will be able to retain his WBO Welterweight title belt and stay on top as champion.

 

Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KOs)

 

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At 40 years old, Marquez is starting to slow down a bit, but he's still putting up a fight against some truly elite fighters.

It's crazy to think that Marquez started his boxing career back in 1993, yet he's still standing. He's won his last two fights, knocking out Pacquiao and beating Serhiy Fedchenko by unanimous decision.

Although Marquez has lost three fights since 2008, they've been against the two most famous boxers out there. He lost twice to Pacquiao, back in 2011 and 2008, while also losing to Floyd Mayweather in 2009.

If Marquez is able to take down Bradley and win, he will gain the WBO Welterweight title, which is an incredible feat for someone at 40 years old. With retirement on the horizon, this would be one heck of a way to top off what has been an incredible career.

 

Prediction

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This is going to be one great fight. Both fighters have incredible resumes, yet neither has fought in the last seven months.

If Bradley is at the top of his game, he will come out and do a great job working the body and landing some devastating shots. He has a solid chin and doesn't get rattled easily, but he has struggled with consistency throughout his career.

On the other hand, Marquez is a much more calm fighter. He can make opponents pay with his counterpunches, and does as good of a job taking the hits as he does giving them.

I think that age will start to show for Marquez in this one, and Bradley will pull out the win, if only barely.

Prediction: Bradley wins by split decision

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