Sat., Oct. 12 (HBO PPV, 9 p.m. ET)
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas // En Español
Consistency, by definition, is the quality of something durable, stable and solid. No one doubts that Marquez has been just that throughout his career. But given his age and the punishment he has absorbed in recent wars, that characteristic is in doubt for the first time. Bradley, on the other hand, can confidently plan a 12-round fight and know that he has the wherewithal to perform evenly from start to finish. In fact, this is part of Bradley's plan, which assumes that Marquez, despite his grit, won't be nearly as effective at the end of a long fight as he was early on.
-- Bernardo Pilatti