Tonight at 9:00 pm EDT from the Thomas & Mack Center, HBO pay-per-view will go live, and BLH will be here for full coverage of the Bradley-Marquez event in Las Vegas.
In the main event, of course, Timothy Bradley (30-0, 12 KO) will defend his WBO welterweight title against Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KO) in a 12-round bout. Both men hit the scales yesterday and looked in immaculate condition, so conditioning certainly doesn't appear to be a potential hazard for either man.
At 40, Marquez is looking to capitalize on the biggest win of his career, which came last December against Manny Pacquiao, when he knocked his decade-long rival out cold with a single right hand in their fourth encounter. Bradley, 30, has seen his career sputter somewhat since his own, far more controversial win over Pacquiao in June 2012. Bradley has fought once since then, beating Ruslan Provodnikov in a Fight of the Year-level war in March of this year, and even that doesn't seem to have won him any fans.
In the main undercard bout, the vacant WBO featherweight title will be up for grabs between former titlist Orlando Salido (39-12-2, 27 KO) and Orlando Cruz (20-2-1, 10 KO). Also on the PPV bill: two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko makes his pro debut in a 10-round bout against Jose Ramirez (25-3, 15 KO), with his sights set on getting into a world title fight very early in his career; and New York club fighter Seanie Monaghan (18-0, 11 KO) will face Pennsylvania club fighter Anthony Caputo Smith (14-1, 10 KO) in a 10-round light heavyweight club fight.