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“I’m coming to fight,” proclaimed WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley this week in Las Vegas. “I’m coming to fight. I’m coming to win. I’m looking for my place in history…to establish my legacy. I should be a top-three pound for pound fighter if I win on Saturday. Doubters motivate me. I love being an underdog. I promised my corner on this fight I would use my skills more. It’s an interesting fight. I’m very hyped to be facing a Hall of Famer in Nacho and Marquez. I keep winning Joel [Diaz] should get his due after I beat Marquez.
On Saturday’s fight with Marquez:
“On Saturday night I will be using lots of feints…my speed…set lots of traps and getting him to commit. Marquez hates to fight while backing up. He’s going to get frustrated. Give me three rounds and I will take over the fight. The main thing is to say focused, to concentrate and don’t listen to the crowd. I weighed 148 this morning.”
On his team:
“Joel pumps me up when I come to corner during the fight He gets me through the fights. He fires me up. My Dad inspires me, too. I may be injured and he’ll yell out that Muhammad Ali fought 14 rounds with a broken jaw against Ken Norton. Joel and my Dad are honest with me during the fight. If they think I’m losing they’ll tell me the truth. We started out together at the bottom and we worked our way up to the top.”
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Promoted by Top Rank in association with Zanfer Promotions, Wynn Las Vegas, Márquez Boxing, Tecate, Wingstop and Value Casa De Bolsa, Bradley vs. Márquez will take place This Saturday! October 12, at the Thomas & Mack Center, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.
Remaining Tickets to Bradley vs. Márquez, priced at $800, $600, $400, $300, $200 , $100 and $50, 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).