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 Last update:  5/29/2013       Read more by Keith Idec         
   
Marquez-Bradley PPV Officially Moving To October 12
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By Keith Idec

A spokesman for Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc. confirmed Wednesday night that the Juan Manuel Marquez-Timothy Bradley bout has been moved from Sept. 14 to Oct. 12.

Arum told Boxingscene.com and other outlets recently that he would move Marquez-Bradley only if Mayweather was one of the main event participants Sept. 14 in Las Vegas. Mayweather (44-0, 26 KOs) announced via Twitter on Wednesday night that he will meet Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KOs) at a catch weight of 152 pounds Sept. 14 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The WBO welterweight championship bout between Mexico’s Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KOs) and Bradley (30-0, 12 KOs, 1 NC), of Palm Springs, Calif., will take place at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center, just four weeks later than initially planned.

Moving Marquez-Bradley eliminates the possibility of staging competing cards again on the same night in Las Vegas, where Alvarez defeated Josesito Lopez (30-5, 18 KOs, 1 NC) by fifth-round TKO and Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KOs) defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KOs) by unanimous decision on the same night, Sept. 15, last year.

Scheduling the Mayweather-Alvarez and Marquez-Bradley bouts on the same night would’ve made even less sense, since both fights will headline pay-per-view events. Martinez-Chavez was a pay-per-view main event, but Alvarez-Lopez was televised live on Showtime.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

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


 

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comment by tangalog2200, on 05-31-2013
[QUOTE=pwned]typical pacquiao hater. The news is about moving the "Bradley vs Marquez" fight yet this guy wants to connect this to pacqiuao. This is common for those stuck in hate mode. Only in a pacquiao haters minde does Bradley vs Marquez moving dates = nobody wants to see pacquiao anymore. Ty...

comment by TangInaMo Floyd, on 05-30-2013
Thank you Floyd For this FIGHT!:boxing::boxing::boxing: WAR Floyd vs Canelo...will break all PPV numbers! wooohoooo:luvbed:

comment by PRchamp, on 05-30-2013
Pacquiao/Rios PPV... no thanks JMM/Bradley PPV.....no thanks Mayweather/Canelo....ehhh I'll get it Pac/Rios and JMM/Bradley should be on the same card and in America

comment by Rome-By-Ko, on 05-30-2013
[QUOTE=SAN D13GO VILLAN]No way are the Marquez vs Bradley and Pacquiao vs Rios PPv's going to be 70$ on another note anybody know what the undercards going to be?[/QUOTE] Pac Rios and Bradley Marquez is going to be 50-60 bucks tops..Floyd is the only one who charges 70$ for his fights..

comment by SAN D13GO VILLAN, on 05-30-2013
No way are the Marquez vs Bradley and Pacquiao vs Rios PPv's going to be 70$ on another note anybody know what the undercards going to be?

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