Warren: Khan might have to make some sacrifices to get Bradley
By William Mackay: WBC/WBO light welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (27-0, 11 KO’s) doesn’t see any point in fighting WBA champion Amir Khan with the money they’re offering him to take the fight. Promoter Frank Warren, in his column at thesun.co.uk, believes that if Khan wants the fight with Bradley then Khan is going to have to make some financial sacrifices to get the fight.
Here is what Warren had to say:
“It’s the fact that he’s [Bradley] got two titles to Khan’s one that makes him a tough man to negotiate with and why should he take the short end?”
Warren went on to point out that Khan and HBO might have to come up with the money if they want to take on quality fighters. Khan also didn’t help himself by taking on Paul McCloskey and not impressing in that fight.
This is true. You can’t come off of an unimpressive performance against an unknown fighter like McCloskey and then expect Bradley, who just finished beating a much better fighter than McCloskey in Devon Alexander, to take the smaller money.
Khan might as well stick to facing McCloskey type fighters if he expects to get the bigger money when facing a guy like Bradley. There is something wrong with that picture. Bradley has more titles and has taken on the better fighters, so why should he take the smaller money?
If Khan doesn’t want to make sacrifices to fight a champion like Bradley then let Khan try his luck in a rematch with Breidis Prescott. I’d love to see that. Prescott would like knock Khan out again and then no one would be talking about Khan-Bradley.