Marquez-Bradley to fight on September 14

18/04/2013 19:58

Former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1) has revealed that he plans to continue his career by challenging WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (30-0) for his title on September 14 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

"I had a meeting and spoke to my family. The decision was made because I still feel good. I feel capable and I can probably do two or three more fights."

Marquez says he was given two return options - Bradley or WBO interim light welterweight champion Mike Alvarado. He selected Bradley.

"They discussed two opponents for September 14. Mike Alvarado and Timothy Bradley. I like challenges , Bradley would be a difficult fight for me. Apart from being world champion it would be a challenge to fight him and win another big title challenge in a fifth division, which for me is something that fills me with pride to have the opportunity to try," he said.

This move by Marquez would leave Manny Pacquiao with the likely option of facing Alvarado on a date in October in Macau.