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 Last update:  4/23/2013       Read more by Rene Umanzor         
   
Juan Manuel Marquez: Bradley is The Best Option For Me
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By Rene Umanzor

Four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KO) will be chasing his fifth title on September 14th at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las vegas. In an earlier article on BoxingScene.com, Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum said a fight between Marquez and WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (30-0, 12KOs) was close to a deal for September 14th at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Marquez views Bradley as the best possible option right now, because he wants to make history by capturing a fifth world championship in a fifth weight class. And what better time to do it than Mexican Independence Day.

"I will fight on a very important date for Mexicans, and it is a joy for me to fight for the welterweight championship on that day. [Bradley's belt is] a title which belonged to me since 2011 but I was denied in the third fight against Manny Pacquiao and why shouldn't I go and get what's mine," Marquez stated.

"To me, this is the best option. Bradley is the best welterweight and to be the best you have to fight the best. He is an undefeated fighter, elusive, difficult, so I must work on speed. I think the key [in this fight] will be to counter his speed."

"Choosing Bradley was not difficult. I always had it in my mind that my victory over Pacquiao was very important, but I wanted to go forward and not backward [by fighting Pacquiao a fifth time], and Bradley is a challenge that I know the Mexican fans will like and I think it's time to turn the page with this new goal."

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

Tags: Timothy Bradley , Juan Manuel Marquez , Marquez-Bradley , Marquez vs Bradley


 

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comment by Hougigo, on 05-03-2013
Let's go... it's in October

comment by Rome-By-Ko, on 05-03-2013
[QUOTE=GRUSTLER]I think Bradley is a good fighter but lets keep it real. He ran from Manny and he did not use ring generalship against the Russian kid. Marquez is technically better and can take a punch very well or fall and get back up. I think Marquez is going to put pressure on Bradley and ...

comment by A-Wolf, on 05-03-2013
:pat: ..........

comment by chito, on 04-24-2013
[QUOTE=GRUSTLER]I think Bradley is a good fighter but lets keep it real. He ran from Manny and he did not use ring generalship against the Russian kid. Marquez is technically better and can take a punch very well or fall and get back up. [U]I think Marquez is going to put pressure on Bradley a...

comment by Cinci Champ, on 04-24-2013
[QUOTE=lutenco]TIM after RUSLAN: because i'm dizzy right now!!! After that fight Bradley is more beatable than before and JMM knows it like he knows what Manny was doing to his face before that lucky punch![/QUOTE] that was not the first time he landed that punch in there fights just the fir...

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