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On Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET as part of its 30-for-30 series, ESPN will air “No Mas,” a documentary that chronicles the events surrounding Sugar Ray Leonard’s eighth-round technical knockout of Roberto Duran in November of 1980 to regain the WBC welterweight championship lost to Duran by unanimous decision five months earlier.

RINGTV.COM’S INSIDERS SHARE SCORES OF TIM BRADLEY-JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ FIGHT polled 15 of its 32 boxing insiders to see how they scored last Saturday’s fight between WBO titleholder Tim Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez at Thomas & Mack Center.

Click here to see how the experts’ pre-fight picks were deadlocked at 16-16 as to who would win between Bradley and Marquez.

Bradley (31-0, 12 knockout) retained his belt by split decision over Marquez (55-7-1, 40 KOs), a four-division titlewinner who was coming off a sixth-round stoppage of Manny Pacquiao in December.

In his previous bout in March, Bradley had to rise from a 12th-round knockdown for a unanimous decision over Ruslan Provodnikov in defense of the belt he won via split-decision last June over Pacquiao.

Judges: Robert Hoyle and Patricia Morse Jarman had it 115-113 and 116-112 for Bradley, while Glenn Feldman had it 115-113 for Marquez. had it for Bradley, 118-110.

Click here for’s round-by-round live blog.

Below are the results of scoring from 15 insiders. Ten scored it for Bradley, four in favor of a draw, and one for Marquez.

Gareth Davies, The Daily Telegraph, London

Juan Manuel Marquez over Tim Bradley, 115-114: I had it for Juan Manuel Marquez with one 10-10 round. I watched on TV with the sound off. I had them level after six. Close fight for me. No surprise that it was a split decision.


[Pre-fight pick: Bradley SD 12 or late KO Marquez]

Norm Frauenheim, THE RING magazine,

Timothy Bradley over Juan Manuel Marquez, 116-112: I had it for Tim Bradley.

[Bradley SD 12 Marquez]

Jeffrey Freeman, www.KODigest.TV

Tim Bradley over Juan Manuel Marquez, 117-111: I had it for Tim Bradley.

[Bradley UD 12 Marquez]

Tom Gray,

Tim Bradley over Juan Manuel Marquez, 115-113: I had it 115-113 Tim Bradley, so closer than a lot of people. Still, Desert Storm won it fair and square, and they fought HIS fight.

[Marquez UD 12 Bradley]

Lee Groves,

Timothy Bradley over Juan Manuel Marquez, 116-112: Put me down for Tim Bradley. I had it 116-112 though I wouldn’t have argued with a 117-111. Bradley fought exactly the right fight and made Juan Manuel Marquez look like the 40-year-old he is. Still excellent, but still 40.

[Bradley UD 12 Marquez]

Andreas Hale,

Timothy Bradley D Juan Manuel Marquez:

I had it a draw. I’ll put it like this, Tim Bradley could only win this fight fighting the way he fought. And even then, it wasn’t a schooling. It was a good 30-year-old outworking a great 40-year-old. Pretty much what I figured.

I mean, Juan Manuel Marquez isn’t necessarily the king of winning decisions. He’s just not aggressive enough so if he can’t make his opponent fall for his traps, then it doesn’t look like he’s winning. Often just sitting and waiting.

That being said, Nacho and JMM’s display at the post fight presser was a bit classless. Be mad, but don’t treat Bradley like that. He fought a good fight. My question is where does JMM go if he chooses to continue fighting?

[Bradley SD 12 Marquez]

Ryan Maquinana, CSNBAYAREA/

Tim Bradley D Juan Manuel Marquez, 114-114: So many close rounds to score, especially when you were weighing Tim Bradley’s boxing against Juan Manuel Marquez’s punching. With that said, I could see it for either man.

[Bradley W 12 Marquez]


Rich Marotta, KFI Radio, Los Angeles

Tim Bradley D 12 Juan Manuel Marquez: I scored the fight 114-114, six rounds apiece. However, I did not have the same feeling as I did after each of the first three Juan Manuel Marquez-Manny Pacquaio fights, when I definitely felt Marquez had won. I was fine with this decision.

[Marquez W 12 Bradley]

Kieran Mulvaney,

Tim Bradley over Juan Manuel Marquez, 115-113: I had the fight 115-113, but thought almost every round was incredibly close and hard to score.

[Bradley W 12 Marquez]

John J. Raspanti, Monthly Magazine/

Tim Bradley over Juan Manuel Marquez, 115-113: I had it for Tim Bradley. The fight was very close and difficult to score.

[Marquez TKO 11 Bradley]

Chris Robinson,

Tim Bradley over Juan Manuel Marquez, 115-113: As for the Tim Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez fight, I had Bradley winning seven rounds to five, or, even eight to four.

[Bradley MD 12 Marquez]

Cliff Rold,

Tim Bradley over Juan Manuel Marquez, 117-111: I had it 9-3 for Tim Bradley, but said after that I could see the same score the other way. The only clear rounds to me were seven, eight and 10 for Bradley, and nine for Juan Manuel Marquez.

I could call the rest even. Landing a few hard shots in between isn’t enough. Bradley controlled the pace, the space, and messed up his face.

[Marquez KO Bradley]

John Scully, former trainer of RING and WBC lightheavyweight champion Chad Dawson

Tim Bradley W 12 Juan Manuel Marquez: I rarely do scoring round-by-round, but had Tim Bradley winning clearly. He was very impressive in terms of his poise and defense. He was in a zone all night.

I honestly felt Bradley dictated the fight. He did a lot more of what he wanted to than Juan Manuel Marquez was able to.


I think at the final bell in most people’s heart of hearts they’d rather have been Tim. I saw Bradley in control. He did what he WANTED to do as opposed to Marquez doing whatever he COULD do.

In any event, for Nacho Beristain to say they made Bradley look ridiculous and that they beat him by four or five points?

[Marquez UD 12 Bradley]

Bob Velin, USA Today

Tim Bradley D 12 Juan Manuel Marquez: I had it a draw as well. To me there were only about three clear rounds in the fight. The others were pick-em, very tough rounds to judge.

The rounds I gave to Juan Manuel Marquez were because he was the aggressor and he threw what to me seemed to be harder punches than Tim Bradley was throwing.

No disrespect to Bradley, because he’s an outstanding boxer…A lot of these rounds could have been the other way around. I guess it’s all in the eye of the beholder.

[Bradley SD 12 Marquez]

Anson Wainwright,

Timothy Bradley over Juan Manuel Marquez, 116-112: I had Tim Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez close. I had Bradley winning, 8-4. I thought Marquez closed strong, but Bradley won many of the early rounds in my opinion.

[Bradley W 12 Marquez]

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