Sat., Oct. 12 (HBO PPV, 9 p.m. ET)
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas // En Español
If there were a championship belt awarded for tenacity, the clear winner would be Marquez. To reach age 40 and still be competing at an elite level, tucked among boxing's top three pound-for-pound fighters, is possible only through unshakable persistence. Against Pacquiao, Marquez prepared for more than four months, making all of the necessary sacrifices and gutted out a near-knockdown of his own before finally dispatching his nemesis in his fourth try. Bradley is no slouch here (see: the Provodnikov fight), but Marquez has the longer track record.
-- Bernardo Pilatti