Alexander says he’s going to use his rematch clause with Bradley to force a 2nd fight – Boxing News
By Jim Dower: If you were hoping that WBC light welterweight champion Devon Alexander’s 10 round technical decision loss to Timothy Bradley (27-0, 11 KO’s) on Saturday night meant that Alexander was out of the way so that Bradley could then move on and face WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (24-1, 17 KO’s) in a fight that almost all boxing fans want to see, you might be sadly disappointed to learn that Alexander plans on using his rematch clause in his contract with Bradley to get an immediate rematch.
Alexander said after the fight that he’s going to use his rematch clause he had in his contract with Bradley to force him to give him a rematch, and you can bet that Alexander and his promoter Don King are going to do exactly that. Alexander was beaten tonight after getting hurt by an accidental heatbutt in the 10th round. The fight then went to the scorecards and Bradley won the bout by the scores of 97-93, 98-92, and 96-95. There’s no doubt that Bradley was the better fighter and a rematch seems pointless, other than a way for Alexander to get another payday in losing. He’s simply not as good as Bradley, and I can’t see him ever winning no matter how many rematches they have between them.
If Alexander and Bradley to fight again, this will change Khan’s plans in a dramatic way and give him more freedom to pick and choose guys that may lengthen his time as a champion. Khan would likely lose worse than Alexander did tonight against Bradley, but by getting more time to wait before they do eventually fight, Khan will likely pick opponents he knows he can beat and will be able to milk his title while waiting for Bradley to beat Alexander again. We could end up not seeing Khan and Bradley fighting until 2012 if the Bradley-Alexander rematch happens next.