The announcement of a bout between the last two men to defeat Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley, is one that must be celebrated within the boxing community if only because it is a pairing that makes sense both stylistically and competitively. Despite the bout being moved from it’s originally scheduled date of September 14 to October 12 after the announcement of a Floyd Mayweather/Saul Alvarez bout on the same night, this is a bout that this writer is greatly anticipating, and believes that many should share that opinion. Continue reading
Popular undefeated light heavyweight Sean Monaghan, of Long Beach, N.Y., has signed with Top Rank and will make his debut with the company on Oct. 12 as part of the undercard to Tim Bradley vs. Juan Manuel Marquez at The Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
“We are delighted that Seanie has decided to be promoted by Top Rank. He is a fan-friendly fighter who has a large and loyal fan base,” said Top Rank CEO Bob Arum.
Monaghan (18-0, 11 knockouts) was last in the ring in April when he scored a first-round stoppage with a vicious right hand against Dion Stanley (11-5, 7 KOs), of Kansas City, Mo., at Radio City Music Hall.
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he date for the fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley has reportedly been moved from September 14 to October 12.
Keith Idec of BoxingScene broke the news late Wednesday night.
The prospective move comes after it was announced Floyd Mayweather would fight Canelo Alvarez on September 14 (h/t the Associated Press via USA Today). Rather than have Mayweather-Alvarez and Marquez-Bradley competing for interest on the same night, Idec reported that Top Rank promoter Bob Arum would rather move Marquez-Bradley back four weeks.
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Manny Pacquiao has a big fight coming up this November, but before he gets into the ring with Brandon Rios, he’ll have the pleasure of watching the two guys who opted to duck him beat the stuffing out of one another.
While Juan Manuel Marquez-Timothy Bradley hasn’t officially gotten a date yet, mostly because all involved are waiting to see what Floyd Mayweather Jr. decides to do, early reports indicate that they’re looking to do their thing in September. Given that Marquez has been off since this past December and Bradley’s most recent showdown came in the middle of March, an end-of-yearish match-up makes sense.
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It’s no secret that Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley absolutely despise Manny Pacquiao. They made that quite apparent when each one opted to skip what could have been a huge payday in order to fight one another instead.
So, with no love lost between all of the camps involved, it probably shouldn’t come as a massive surprise that Pacquiao’s team is now slamming the upcoming match-up between two guys that kinda, sorta ducked him.
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