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Marquez-Bradley PPV Officially Moving To October 12

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tangalog2200 on 05-31-2013

[QUOTE=pwned;13432522]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…

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;13436492]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…

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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