Tickets for the October 12 fight between Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas go on sale tomorrow morning, and the fighters got together today to start hyping the bout in Los Angeles, as their first official press conference.
Here's the ticket info:
Tickets to the Bradley vs. Marquez welterweight championship event, priced at $800, $600, $400, $300, $200, $100 and $50, will go on sale Tomorrow! Friday, June 21, at 3:00 p.m. ET / Noon PT. They can be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office, online at UNLVtickets.com, at UNLVtickets Outlet Town Square Las Vegas Concierge, or by calling 702-739-FANS (3267).
Bradley (30-0, 12 KO) was highly respectful of his opponent, saying, "It will be an honor to step in the ring with Marquez, I am looking forward to displaying my skills and giving the fans a competitive fight.
"I know that the one thing he and I will have in common, stepping into that ring, is that we're both warriors. Neither one of us will take defeat as an option and with that being said we can say the countdown has officially begun. October 12 will not just be another fight but a memorable fight for not only him and me but for the world of boxing."
Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KO) had similar thoughts. "This is a very tough fight. I am facing an undefeated fighter who has something that I want very much. It is a complicated fight but not impossible to win. I want that fifth world title. Bradley is one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world. I think we have the styles to make a great fight."
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum started his official spiel with a fairly hilarious line: "This fight will be a very exciting confrontation between the two best fighters in the world today," said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. "Timothy Bradley, the undefeated, reigning world welterweight champion, has always distinguished himself in the ring. Juan Manuel Marquez is the most popular fighter in Mexico and is coming off a sensational win over Manny Pacquiao. Márquez will try with all of his might to win his historic fifth world championship."
Bradley vs Marquez will be an HBO pay-per-view main event.