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Marquez-Bradley: Top Rank Reserve Thomas & Mack, 9/14

by David P. Greisman

Top Rank is aiming to put a fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas on September 14.

An attorney for the promoter has requested the date with the Nevada Athletic Commission, according to Keith Kizer, the commission’s executive director. The bout would coincide with Mexican Independence Day weekend, which has long been a traditional time to put on some of boxing’s biggest fights.

The Thomas and Mack Center, which is on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, last played host to a bout with last year’s Top Rank pay-per-view over Mexican Independence Day weekend, featuring middleweight champion Sergio Martinez’s win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Marquez, who will be 40 by the time this proposed bout takes place, is coming off a stunning one-punch knockout of Manny Pacquiao last December. That brought the future Hall of Famer’s record to 55-6-1 with 40 knockouts.

Bradley, who will be 30 this August, is a little more than a month removed from his brutal war with Ruslan Provodnikov. Bradley won that fight by close unanimous decision, improving to 30-0 with 12 knockouts and 1 no contest.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at fightingwords1@gmail.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TLC8 on 04-24-2013

This fight will be left in the hands of judges and and they won't know what to do with it! JMM will get HALF of what he would have gotten fighting Manny. He knows he was on his way to…

Comment by torchemup on 04-24-2013

Marquez WIll adapt to Bradley style and knock him out. Ya'll forget who we talking about here..

Comment by Hougigo on 04-24-2013

[QUOTE=Rolaz;13286183]If Bradley wins then Floyd Jr will be the next great fight; But, if Marquez wins I doubt if Floyd Jr will give him rematch; He will simply says "I beat him easily the first time I met him"; So…

Comment by mex602 on 04-24-2013

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;13284471]Top Rank is aiming to put a fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas on September 14. An attorney for the promoter has requested the date with the Nevada Athletic…

Comment by Rolaz on 04-24-2013

If Bradley wins then Floyd Jr will be the next great fight; But, if Marquez wins I doubt if Floyd Jr will give him rematch; He will simply says "I beat him easily the first time I met him"; So…

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