By Salvador Rodriguez
Former four division world champion Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KOs) will be gunning for his fifth world title when he faces WBO welterweight champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley (30-0, 12 KOs) on October 12 in Las Vegas, in an attractive and intriguing fight on HBO Pay-Per-View. Marquez is confident he can make history, but Bradley has other ideas and has the right strategy in mind to derail the Mexican superstar's plans.
"After this fight I'll be on every pound for pound list. I'm willing to do whatever necessary to win this fight. I'll have a very difficult challenge in front of me in the ring but I'm a winner, I hate to lose," Bradley said.
"With Márquez, [his trainer] Nacho [Beristain] did not want this fight because he says I'm a dirty fighter, because of my style, but he wants my title. Marquez is a great fighter, a legend. It will not be easy, but I'm going to prepare for it and win."