Marquez vs Bradley Betting Odds and more
Immediately after the hugely predicted mega bout involving Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez turned out to be a one particular-sided disappointment, upcoming month’s major fight could conclude up currently being the greatest of 2013. Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley will square off in what is predicted to be a hotly contested encounter on Oct.12 at the Thomas & Mack Heart in Las Vegas.
The WBO welterweight title will be on the line, which Bradley took from Manny Pacquiao in June 2012. Bradley defended the belt as soon as, retaining it with a unanimous determination more than Ruslan Provodnikov in March. The acquire was not as effortless as a lot of imagined it would be. Bradley just about bought knocked out twice and was knocked down in the closing round.
Bradley and Marquez are accountable for two consecutive Pacquiao losses. Marquez knocked out Pacquiao in December with a hard punch that dropped the Filipino star in the sixth round. The existing welterweight champ’s victory in excess of Pac-Man was extremely controversial, with most specialists offering Pacquiao and straightforward victory, instead of the split determination that was awarded to Bradley. When neither boxer agreed to face Pacquiao in a rematch, he scheduled a battle with Brandon Rios for November.
Marquez hasn’t stepped inside the ring considering that he defeated Pacquiao. Just about twenty yrs into his professional job, the Mexican boxer picked up his largest earns. Now, he’ll appear to get the welterweight title at forty yrs aged.
There may well be a ten-yr age big difference among the two boxers, but many authorities are anticipating a incredibly even fight. Marquez has been named a slight favored, but almost nothing compared to the other significant PPV bouts of this 12 months. Mayweather was a three/one favourite over Alvarez, and Pacquiao’s odds have him at 4/1 versus Rios.
Right after paying out two a long time in the ring, Marquez seems to be enhancing with age. It is been 7 and a 50 % years since he dropped to another person other than Mayweather or Pacquiao. The undefeated Bradley stays assured, but realizes the check he faces in his a lot more seasoned opponent.
“Marquez is a late-bloomer who got far better and much better,” Bradley mentioned. “He is a legend and the finest Mexican fighter of his period. He has a fantastic trainer in Nacho Beristain, but they will never cease my will to acquire.”
Prime Rank promoter Bob Arum expects the bout to market around 500,000 PPV buys. Pacquiao-Marquez IV sold more than one million purchases, while Bradley’s bout from Pac-Person did 700,000.
"We think the lowest is 400,000, with a shot at 600,000,” Arum said in April. “Marquez is now even bigger in Mexico than Chavez Jr. immediately after the way he conquer Manny, and Tim is coming off that excellent fight with Provodnikov. People know a excellent fight."
The bout was originally scheduled for Sept.14, but moved simply because of Mayweather vs. Alavrez. It will be broadcast on HBO PPV.
Betting Odds: Marquez -150, Bradley+130
Prediction: Marquez by unanimous determination