Timothy Bradley Outpoints Juan Manuel Marquez To Retain WBO World Welterweight Belt – October 12, 2013 (This Day In Boxing History)
Eight years ago, a pair of boxing greats took to the ring for the WBO world welterweight title.
Timothy Bradley (33-2, 13 KOs) successfully retained his strap against Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7, 40 KOs) with a victory via points.
Bradley prevented the Mexican boxer from becoming a five-weight champion.
Bradley held world championships in two weight classes including the WBC light welterweight and WBO light welterweight titles. In 2013, he was ranked as the world’s third best active pound-for-pound boxer by Ring magazine.
His two career losses were handed by Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao.
Marquez also had two losses served by Pacquiao. He is the third Mexican boxer to become a world champion in four weight classes. He held nine world championships including the WBA (super), IBF and WBO featherweight titles, WBC super featherweight, WBA super, WBO Ring magazine and lineal lightweight titles. Also, the WBO junior welterweight title.
In the fight against Marquez, Bradley gained control for a majority of the fight while Marquez was unable to respond.