Marquez plans to counteract Bradley's speed
MANILA – Mexican fighter Juan Manuel Marquez said he is coming up with a plan to offset Timothy Bradey’s speed when they clash for the WBO welterweight title on October 12.
Marquez, who seeks to become a five-division world champion, said he has studied the WBO titlist’s style pretty well.
"I expect a tough, difficult fight. I have studied Bradley very well, and I know I'll have to prepare myself thoroughly,” he said in Boxing Scene.
Marquez, who is turning 40 on August 23, admitted he might not be able to match Bradley’s speed.
He, however, thinks he can solve the problem by using tactics that could pose problems for the 29-year-old American.
“With Bradley, I will develop a plan to combat his speed. I'll be throwing combinations of punches five or six times in a row, use lateral movement to cut off his exits, and throw counters,” he said.