Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley Jr. formally announced their World Welterweight Championship fight at a press conference on Thursday (20th June)
SOUNDBITE (English): Timothy Bradley Jr.: "I am so pumped up and this an opportunity for me that I had in the Pacquiao fight that slipped away due to the controversy. To become a superstar in boxing and to be a force to be reckoned with and to be recognized and to have a position in boxing. And that didn't happen. But in this fight, it's gonna happen. It has to happen. Without a doubt in my mind it has to happen in this fight cause I want to be a superstar in boxing, I want to be a big household name. Alright, I'm a four-time world champion - that's what I am, four-time world champion, alright? And I still don't have position in boxing yet. I should be on everybody's pound-for-pound list but after this fight October 12th I will be on everybody's pound-for-pound list without a doubt. And I want to thank Marquez because I have something that he wants and I'm glad that I have something that he has, I mean he has legacy, he's a legend, alright? He's a legend. It's not going to come easy but you know what? Nothing in life that you get is easy guys. So, thank you very much for all coming out, for everybody coming out and let's look forward to October 12th. Don't miss this fight, I'm telling you. Do not miss this fight. It's going to be an unbelievable night. Thank you very much, Tim Bradley."
Timothy Bradley Jr: 'I want to be a superstar'Saturday, June 22 2013