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TIMOTHY BRADLEY EDGES JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ VIA SPLIT DECISION

By Ben Thompson | October 12, 2013
TIMOTHY BRADLEY EDGES JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ VIA SPLIT DECISION

Moments ago, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley kept his undefeated record intact, defeating future Hall of Famer and multi-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez via split decision. It was a chess match throughout, as Bradley utilized his speed to box and outwork Marquez down the stretch. Relive all the action in FightHype's in-depth, minute-by-minute round-by-round coverage.

ROUND 1
Bradley comes out jabbing. Marquez fires back with his jab. The crowd is already chanting, "Marquez! Marquez! Marquez!" Bradley gets in a jab to the body. Marquez answers. Marquez gets in a hook upstairs. Not too much action so far. Overhand right lands for Marquez. They trade on the inside during a clinch. HARD left lands for Marquez. Uppercut lands for Marquez. Another left counter lands for Marquez. They trade lefts. They trade jabs. Stiff jab lands for Bradley. Marquez answers with a left upstairs. Round to Marquez.

Marquez 10 Bradley 9

ROUND 2

Bradley doubles up on his jab. They trade on the inside. Low blow lands for Bradley that draws a quick warning from the ref. They trade good shots. Bradley jabs to the body. Marquez looking to pick his shots. Bradley lands a nice left hook. Nice straight right lands for Bradley. Marquez getting beat to the punch right now. 1-2 lands for Marquez. Bradley answers with a nice body shot. Jab lands for Bradley. Right and a left lands for Marquez. Bradley unloads and they trade at the end of the round. Round to Bradley.

Marquez 19 Bradley 19

ROUND 3

Some wrestling on the inside. They trade quick shots; Marquez to the body and Bradley upstairs. Bradley jumping in and out as he digs to the body. Another left to the body lands for Bradley. Marquez still getting beat to the punch as Bradley content to pick him apart from the outside. Overhand right lands for Marquez. They trade jabs. Left hook lands for Bradley. They trade right hands. Bradley slippin shots pretty good. Round to Bradley.

Marquez 28 Bradley 29

ROUND 4

Bradley comes out fast with a 1-2. They trade jabs. Nice right hand counter lands for Bradley. A quick break in the action so the corner can wipe some vaselline off of Marquez. Overhand right lands for Bradley. Marquez digs a left to the body. They trade to the body. Nice left to the body lands for Bradley. Hard left hand lands for Marquez that gets the attention of Bradley. They trade to the body again. Marquez walking Bradley down. Hard right hand lands for Marquez. Bradley answers with a left. Better round for Marquez, but not enough to win it. Round to Bradley.

Marquez 37 Bradley 39

ROUND 5
They trade taps to the body. Nice left to the body lands for Bradley. Marquez gets in a right. HARD left hook lands for Bradley. Marquez answers with a right. 1-2 to the body lands for Marquez. Bradley answers with a right upstairs. Now Bradley digs a 1-2 to the body. Nice jab landing for Bradley. Nice short left hook gets in for Bradley. Marquez digs to the body. They both clown each other by sticking their chins out. Round to Bradley.

Marquez 46 Bradley 49

ROUND 6

Nice uppercut lands for Bradley. Hard lead right lands for Bradley. Marquez gets in a left. Another nice left hook lands for Marquez. Bradley answers with a nice 1-2. Bradley continues to pot-shot from the outside. Nice right hand lands for Marquez, but he eats a nice counter right from Bradley in return. Another right lands for Bradley. Round to Bradley.

Marquez 55 Bradley 59

ROUND 7
Bradley continues to fire the jab in the face of Marquez. Double jab lands for Bradley. Jab lands for Marquez, but not much else. Bradley is doing a great job of taking away anything Marquez wants to do. Stiff jab lands for Bradley. Another. Marquez just getting beat with speed right now. Nice jab lands for Marquez. Bradley responds with a 1-2. Round to Bradley.

Marquez 64 Bradley 69

ROUND 8

Uppercut and a left lands for Marquez. Right hand lands for Bradley. Marquez gets in a right. Bradley just jabs on the outside. Left hook lands for Bradley. Bradley lands another nice uppercut. Marquez looks frustrated and sluggish. Left hook lands for Bradley. Right to the body lands for Marquez. Another right upstairs lands for Marquez, but not enough to steal the round. Round to Bradley.

Marquez 73 Bradley 79

ROUND 9
Bradley still circling and outworking Marquz from the outside. A couple of jabs land for Bradley. Another quick jab lands for Marquez. Right hand from Marquez pushes Bradley back. Quick left lands for Marquez. Bradley gets in a right. Marquez answers with an uppercut. Nice left hand lands for Marquez. Another right lands for Marquez and that gets Bradley's attention. Round to Marquez.

Marquez 83 Bradley 88

ROUND 10

Bradley digs a left to the body. Nice 1-2 lands for Bradley. Nice right lands for Marquez. Another left lands for Marquez. Bradley lands a right. Marquez answers. Good exchange. They trade jabs. Marquez digs to the body. Right hand lands for Marquez. Short right lands for Marquez. Bradley answers. Close round, but I give it to Marquez.

Marquez 93 Bradley 97

ROUND 11

Bradley swings and misses with a wild right. Marquez lands a right. Another right lands for Marquez. They trade left hooks. Marquez lands a right uppercut. They trade body shots. They trade jabs. 1-2 lands for Marquez. Bradley lands a couple of jabs. Short left lands for Marquez. Left to the body lands for Marquez. Round to Marquez.

Marquez 103 Bradley 106

ROUND 12

Marquez misses with a wild right. Jab lands for Marquez. Bradley circles. Marquez stalks. They trade shots to the body. HARD right hand lands for Marquez upstairs. Bradley gets in a right. Marquez lands a left hook. Bradley retreats with his hands down. Some boos from the crowd. Quick right lands for Bradley. Jab lands for Marquez. Nice right and a left lands for Marquez. Stiff jab lands for Bradley. Bradley lands a right. Marquez answers with one of his own. Marquez gets in a right. Bradley lands a nice left that wobbles Marquez at the end. Round to Bradley.

Marquez 112 Bradley 116

Official judges scorecards: 115-113 (Marquez), 115-113 (Bradley), 116-112 (Bradley)

THE WINNER BY WAY OF SPLIT DECISION...TIMOTHY BRADLEY

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