It’s just 25 days until undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley, Jr. and four-division world champion and Méxican icon Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Márquez, both coming off Fight of the Year performances, collide in a battle for Bradley’s world title. The only two fighters to have defeated Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao in the past seven years, Bradley vs. Márquez will take place 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.
The undercard includes #1 contender Orlando Cruz (20-2-1, 10 KOs), boxing’s first openly gay fighter, against former two-time featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (39-12-2, 27 KOs) for the vacant WBO featherweight title, two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist Vasyl “The Great” Lomachenko making his professional debut in a 10-round featherweight bout against WBO #7 rated Jose Luis Ramirez (24-2-2, 15 KOs), and undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) Americas light heavyweight champion “Irish” Seanie Monaghan (18-0, 11 KOs) risking his title, undefeated record and top-10 rating against Anthony Caputo-Smith (14-1, 10 KOs).