NEW YORK (October 10, 2013) — Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) Welterweight Champion TIMOTHY BRADLEY Jr. and four-division world champion and Méxican icon JUAN MANUEL MÁRQUEZ will hit the Big Apple before they hit each other in one of the year’s most anticipated fights. The only two men to defeat “Fighter of the Year” Manny Pacquiao, Bradley and Márquez will have their Official Weigh-in simulcast live in Times Square on the seven-story-tall NASDQ building screen, as well as the Reuters screen across the street, Tomorrow! Friday, October 11, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. ET. The weigh-in will also be streamed live via Yahoo! and Univision, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. PT
“This fight between Tim Bradley and Juan Manuel Márquez is going to be great theater, so where else would be screen this preview but in Times Square,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum.
While Bradley (30-0, 12 KOs), of Palm Springs, Calif., and Márquez (55-6-1, 40 KOs), of México City, enter this World Welterweight Championship fight fresh from Fight of the Year caliber performances, Márquez will also be attempting to become the first Méxican fighter to win world titles in five different weight divisions.
The live pay-per-view card will also feature Orlando Cruz (20-2-1, 10 KOs), of San Juan, Puerto Rico, the No. 1 featherweight contender and boxing’s first openly gay fighter, gets his first world title shot, battling former two-time world champion Orlando Salido (39-12-2, 27 KOs), of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, México. Their WBO featherweight championship rumble is the latest chapter of the storied boxing rivalry between México and Puerto Rico.
Vasyl Lomachenko, the two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist and boxing wunderkind, will be making his professional debut in a 10-round featherweight bout against WBO International featherweight champion and No. 7-rated contender Jose Ramirez (24-2-2, 15 KOs), of México. If Lomachenko is victorious over Ramirez, who enters this fight having won six of his last seven bouts, Lomachenko could be fast-tracked to a world title fight in his next bout.
One of New York’s top boxing gate attractions and a Top-10 contender, “Irish” Seanie Monaghan (18-0, 11 KOs), of Long Beach, NY, will be making his pay-per-view debut, defending his World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas light heavyweight title against Anthony Caputo-Smith (14-1, 10 KOs), of Kenneth Square, PA. The Monaghan – Smith rumble will open the Bradley vs. Márquez pay-per-view telecast.
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).