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Bradley Retains, Gets Split Nod Win Over Marquez

By Rick Reeno

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas - WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (31-0-1, 12KOs) boxed his way to a twelve round split decision victory over former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (55-7-1, 40KOs). The scores were 115-113 for Marquez, 115-113 for Bradley, 116-112 for Bradley.

Both fighters were picking their spots early, with Marquez having the slight edge in the accuracy department. Bradley tried to bully Marquez at the end of the second, promoting a toe to toe battle for the final ten seconds. Marquez controlled the third with the accurate shots. Bradley back with good shots to the body to edge a close fourth. And Bradley continued to land the better, accurate shots in the fifth and made Marquez miss plenty. Marquez came back take a close sixth with the better landed punches.

After a close seventh and eight, Marquez did the better work in the final ten seconds to steal away the ninth. Bradley came roaring back with a stronger tenth, which saw him land a big right hand. Bradley was back on the defensive in the eleventh, picking his spots and making Marquez miss. Marquez appeared to be on his way to win the twelfth, but Bradley rallied with shots in the final twenty seconds and one of those punches nearly put Marquez down.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ETG on 10-13-2013

How can anybody that only roots for fighters of one nationality call themselves a boxing fan? A lot of posters on this board seem to look in the mirror before selecting who to support in the ring. And this notion…

Comment by ETG on 10-13-2013

Wow... Reaction to this fight is comical. Even when Bradley gets a clear win it's called a gift decision. I'm black and not a huge Bradley fan a bigger Marquez fan actually. Scored the fight 117-111 Bradley. Marquez was ineffective…

Comment by el malo on 10-13-2013

[QUOTE=KeepItObjective;13839172]I'd love to see that, funny to see Marquez twerking against feather fisted Bradley.[/QUOTE] Bradley also hurt him in an earlier round, forget which one.

Comment by KeepItObjective on 10-13-2013

[QUOTE=el malo;13839157]anybody got a gif of when Bradley almost dropped jmm in the last round?[/QUOTE] I'd love to see that, funny to see Marquez twerking against feather fisted Bradley.

Comment by Carpe Diem on 10-13-2013

[QUOTE=hitking;13837258]I disagree. I think Bradley would give Floyd hell.[/QUOTE] Hell with what? Bradley has no clear advantage over Floyd other than having slightly faster foot speed than Floyd. Floyd has all the advantages. If Bradley try to make it a…

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