Bradley vs Marquez Weigh-in LIVE at 2:30 PT
LAS VEGAS, NV –
The wait is almost over …
Today, Tim Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez take the final step before Saturday’s night firestorm by weighing in. Watch the LIVE weigh-in today at 2:30 PT by clicking here.
Once again Bradley, the current WBO welterweight champion, is the underdog coming into Saturday night’s bout. Can a victory here eradicate his perennial underdog status?
Joel Diaz, Bradley’s trainer spoke to hustleboss.com and shared his thought’s on Bradley’s underdog status:
“Tim Bradley has always worked his way up the hard way,” Diaz told me recently. “Nobody’s ever given him love in the business of boxing. Every single one of his fights, they want to take him out; they want to put him out of the business, one way or another. But he keeps winning. That’s one thing that we have in mind. For a fact, I know that his promoter would rather have Marquez win than Bradley win. And we know that.”
Asked why he feels that way, Diaz had no problem sharing his opinion.
“Marquez is a big name, he’s a big draw,” said Diaz. “Bradley, as you can see, he doesn’t draw much. He doesn’t have a big draw in boxing. But he keeps winning, he keeps fighting. He’s a four-time world champion. As a business person, I’m sure that Bob Arum would rather have Marquez win than Bradley win. Because there [are] bigger fights out there and bigger opponents. We have that in mind and we work against all those adversities.”
Also weighing in: Orlando Salido vs. Orlando Cruz, 12 rounds, for vacant WBO featherweight title; Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jose Ramirez, 10 rounds, featherweights; Seanie Monaghan vs. Anthony Caputo-Smith, 10 rounds, light heavyweights;