Bradley: A fight with Khan won’t generate huge PPV numbers; it’s not worth it
By William Mackay: WBC/WBO light welterweight champion Timothy Bradley would likely nothing better than to take on and expose IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan as hype by spanking him in front of the entire civilized world. However, Bradley just doesn’t see the money and the boxing fan interest being there for it to be a huge pay-per-view event where both fighters can make big money.
Bradley is 100 per cent correct. Khan might do alright, because of the PPV money he would get from the UK, but Bradley would be stuck making little more than $1 million.
It’s hardly worth it when you compare the money fighters get to take on Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Bradley wants that kind of money if he’s going to be making huge risks, not the small change he would get for a risky bout against Khan.
Bradley said this to the Desert Sun: “I don’t think we’re big enough. I want to get to the point where we’re big sellers. I honestly don’t think we would generate a lot on pay per view. That’s the type of fight it should be, but I don’t think it would generate that much, as opposed to a Floyd fight or a Manny fight, with big money involved. That’s what I’m talking about…I know when I do fight him, I’m going to kick his (backside).”
In this case, the Khan-Bradley fight needs more time to build up so that when they do fight, if they ever do, it will be a much bigger fight for both guys. I see both Bradley and Khan suffering losses before then, because they’ll likely be facing Pacquiao and Mayweather in the near future. Neither Khan or Bradley are even close to being in the same league as those guys. I give Bradley a better chance than Khan, but even Bradley would be in way over his head against those guys.