Bradley given new offer of 50-50 for UK PPV money for Khan fight
By Sean McDaniel: In a sign of how badly WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (25-1, 18 KO’s) and his promoters Golden Boy Promotions want a fight with WBC/WBO light welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, they are bumping up his original offer to $1.4 million plus 50% of the UK pay per view money, according to news from Dan Rafael.
This shows you bad Khan and his team want Bradley for this fight, because Khan could likely make more money and bring in bigger ratings against guys like Zab Judah and Marcos Maidana, two fighters that have already shown that they can bring in the fans. Bradley has yet get good ratings or draw fans to his fights. It’s pretty obvious why Khan and Golden Boy want Bradley.
He’s not much of a puncher and it would be a fairly safe fight for Khan, and it would be in effect a short cut to the big time. If he were able to beat Bradley, Khan would have three of the four light welterweight titles and that would help him get bigger fights in the future and might even make Khan a PPV star in the United States. Bradley is less dangerous than guys like Maidana, Breidis Prescott and Judah, all of who punch with a lot of power.
Judah, Maidana and Robert Guerrero are some of the names that Khan will have to pick over if Bradley doesn’t agree to the fight. With their kind of power, it’s pretty obvious why Khan and Golden Boy are trying so hard to get the Bradley fight. Those guys could knock Khan out, and end his hopes of striking it rich in the U.S. before they’ve got off to a good start. Bradley, however, can’t punch and is more of a hit and grab fighter at close range. Khan would have a good chance of jabbing and moving all night long to win a decision against him. Bradley, Maidana, Prescott and Guerrrero, on the other hand, might be a tad too dangerous for Khan to fight and risk taking another knockout loss.
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