Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 9/7/14
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It's just 25 days until undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley and Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez, both coming off Fight of the Year performances, collide in a battle for Bradley's world title. The only two fighters to have defeated Manny Pacquiao in the past seven years, Bradley vs. Márquez will take place Saturday, October 12, at the Thomas & Mack Center, shown on HBO PPV. The full undercard for the Bradley vs. Marquez pay-per-view has been confirmed, and you can see the details here. No. 1 contender Orlando Cruz, boxing's first openly gay fighter, will clash with former two-time featherweight champion Orlando "Siri" Salido for the vacant WBO featherweight title. For Cruz (20-2-1, 10 KOs), of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and a member of Puerto Rico's 2000 Olympic team, this will be his first world title shot. Half of Cruz's professional victories have been by knockout, including three of his last four fights -- all for the WBO Latino featherweight belt -...
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