Lem Satterfield

HBO’s Bradley-Marquez 24/7 airs Sept. 28

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HBO’s 24/7: Bradley-Marquez will debut on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 1 a.m ET/PT as a preview to WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley’s defense of his belt against four-division titlewinner Juan Manuel Marquez at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas on HBO Pay Per View.

The episode will be shown directly following a 10:15 ET/PT broadcast of a World Championship Boxing tripleheader featuring former and current titleholders in three marquee divisions fighting in three different countries.

The broadcast will begin with former heavyweight titleholder David Haye in an all-English clash with unbeaten 6-foot-9 contender Tyson Fury in Manchester, England, before switching to a defense by RING and WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson against Tavoris Cloud in Montreal. The final matchup will see former WBC middleweight titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. take on Brian Vera in a super middleweight bout in Carson, Calif.

Haye (26-2, 24 knockouts) was last in the ring for a fifth-round knockout of Dereck Chisora in July, and Fury (21-0, 15 KOs) rose from a second-round knockdown to stop Steve Cunningham in the seventh round in April.

Stevenson (21-1, 17 KOs) is coming off June’s 76-second stoppage of former champion Chad Dawson, while Cloud (24-2, 19 KOs) was derailed as IBF beltholder by Bernard Hopkins in March.

Chavez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) was last in action for a unanimous-decision loss to RING champion Sergio Martinez last Sept. 15 in Las Vegas, after which he tested positive for marijuana.

In June, the Nevada State Athletic Commission reduced the fine it had initially levied against Chavez from $900,000 to $100,000, this, after the fighter already had completed the term of his nine-month suspension.

Vera (23-6, 14 KOs) has won four straight fights, including the past two by knockout.

 

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Lem Satterfield can be reached at lemuel.satterfield@gmail.com

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