2011-11-12 Timothy Bradley w rsc 8 Joel Casamayor, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO

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2011-11-12 Timothy Bradley w rsc 8 Joel Casamayor, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO. Referee: Vic Drakulich.

A few days after Bradley vacated the title on winning the WBO welterweight crown on 9 June 2012, Juan Manuel Marquez, the ‘interim’ champion, was handed full championship status.

The vacant ‘interim’ title was then won by Mike Alvarado, who outpointed Brandon Rios over 12 rounds at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada on 30 March 2013.

Marquez relinquished the WBO title on 12 October 2013 when taking on Bradley for the welterweight crown. At the same time, Alvarado, who was due to defend his WBO 'second tier' title against Ruslan Provodnikov a week later, was elevated to full championship status.