Bradley delivers masterclass to blunt Mexican Marquez and retain world title
By Martin Domin - dailymail.co.uk
Timothy Bradley added Juan Manuel Marquez's illustrious name to his increasingly-impressive resume in Las Vegas on Saturday night as he prevented the Mexican becoming a five-weight world champion.
Glorious: Timothy Bradley along with the ring girls after beating Juan Manuel Marquez
Retained: Bradley shouts to his fans after being awarded the WBO welterweight title on points
To the victor, the spoils: Bradley celebrates on the shoulders of one of his trainers
He outpointed the ageing star to retain the WBO welterweight title he controversially won from Manny Pacquiao last year and for which he was much-maligned by the boxing fraternity .
Damage: Bradley unleashes a right hook which catches Marquez on the cheek
Struggling: Marquez's hair goes flying as he can't avoid Bradley's vicious hands
And Marquez barely landed a shot in the fifth session as the younger man kept his poise and the end of each three-minute spell was marked by the contrast in the celebrating Bradley and his ever more frustrated opponent.
Champion: Bradley fought a mature fight, convincing two of the three judges he deserved the win
The fight exploded into life midway through the 10th session as Bradley engaged momentarily only to immediately retreat, as if realising his folly. With six minutes remaining, Marquez had little option but to go for broke but the risks brought few rewards as Bradley took advantage on the counter.
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