On Saturday, Oct. 12, welterweight Timothy Bradley will face Juan Manuel Marquez in a ring war. The event is being presented by Top Rank, and will be televised live from Las Vegas on HBO Pay-Per-View.
The unbeaten Bradley wants to prove he is legit as a fighter. In his fight with Provodnikov, Bradley proved he was tough by taking some tough shots from Provodnikov, he was rattled at times, but managed to pull off the win. Bradley would suffer a concussion however, and this could be a factor when he faces Marquez.
This will be be far Bradley's toughest opponent, Marquez may be aging, but we have seen what happened when he came from behind and knocked out Pacquiao cold.
For Marquez, he must fight smart and go strait at Bradley, working the body and cutting off the ring. Giving Bradley any range at all is dangerous for Marquez, the aging veteran must avoid taking to many shots and fight inside.
Without a doubt, this fight will be a war, it will be a true test for both fighters. If Bradley wins, it must be with conviction, if Marquez wins, it will be with experience and determination.