Marquez vs Bradley 2013: American Boxer Wins Via Split Decision

By on Oct 13, 2013 in Boxing, Sports Comments
Marquez vs Bradley 2013

Marquez vs Bradley 2013

The Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley vs Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez bout lasted the full 12 rounds at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 13, 2013. After 12-rounds of boxing, Bradley won the match via split decision against Marquez.

Two judges scored the bout with 115-113, each for Marquez and Bradley. However, the third judge gave the American a 116-112 advantage against the Mexican fighter to retain his WBO Welterweight belt.

Due to the split decision, boxing analysts are expecting a rematch between Bradley and Marquez or this may force Marquez to give Manny Pacquiao a fifth matchup. Other observers are also anticipating a Bradley vs Pacquiao 2.

There was not much excitement during the entire match. The crowd even booed both boxers after a round due to very little action. Bradley, however, may have taken his opponent to school as he outboxed Marquez, who is known as a technical boxer.

Marquez vs Bradley 2013
Marquez vs. Bradley 2013: Timothy Bradley won vs Juan Manuel Marquez
Credit: Reuters

Marquez was able to outboxed Bradley only in the first round. Round 10 was the only round where both fighters went head to head for a longer time. At the end of the fight, Marquez looks like a worn out fighter compared to Bradley.

The win kept Bradley’s record clean at 31-0, with 12 of his wins via knockouts. The Mexican boxing career record went down to 55-6-1, 40 KOs.

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