Timothy Bradley’s win over Juan Manuel Marquez to remain unbeaten and defend his welterweight title didn’t come easy, but it was a victory nonetheless.
On this day in 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Center, the American thwarted his Mexican opponent’s bid for a title in a fifth weight class at the age of 40 by earning a split decision result. Two judges scored it 116-112 and 115-113 for Bradley, while the third had Marquez winning 115-113.
The biggest punch of the night came in the final seconds of the final round, when Bradley connected with a crunching left hook to send Marquez staggering backwards. The pro-Marquez crowd though serenaded Bradley with boos.
More memorable events on this day:
1916: The Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 4-1 to win the World Series.
1968: The 19th Olympic Games open in Mexico City, Mexico.
1992: Washington’s Art Monk sets the NFL record for most receptions with his 820th career catch.
2003: Michael Schumacher wins the 54th Formula One championship by two points.
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