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Khan: Bradley blew his chance; he won’t be getting a 50-50 deal in the future

By William Mackay: WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (25-1, 17 KO’s) badly wants to fight the light hitting WBC/WBO light welterweight champion Timothy Bradley as soon as possible. Khan sees that fight as validating him as the best fighter at light welterweight, even though Bradley might not even be as good as Lucas Matthysse or Breidis Prescott.

Khan wants the fight with Bradley in the worst way, but Bradley thus far has been resistant to accepting the fight. Bradley is hoping for a huge money fight against Manny Pacquiao. Facing Khan would be small time money compared to the big cash that Bradley can get against Pacquiao. This is why Bradley is totally ignoring Khan for the time being. Once Bradley gets his shot against Pacquiao, he will then turn his attention to facing Khan. That’s if Khan is still around, which is doubtful.

Khan plans on taking on the aged veteran Erik Morales in a money fight after the Judah fight. It’s a move that Khan will be doing to get attention from casual boxing fans in the U.S. who are familiar with Morales, and will see Khan’s victory over him as a signal that Khan is a special fighter. It’s kind of a joke given that Morales was just beaten by Marcos Maidana, a fighter that Khan already beat.

Khan is kind of jaded from the experience of being rejected by Bradley, saying this to the mirror.co.uk: “I think Bradley has blown his chance. The deal was made and we were prepared to give him 50% of the UK and U.S revenue. We were going to split it all and he didn’t take it. That was a mistake on his part and if we sit down again, he won’t be offered 50 percent of the UK revenue.”

If Bradley faces Pacquiao, he won’t need Khan and it may not matter anyway once Khan faces Floyd Mayweather and gets badly beaten.

If Khan can’t beat IBF light welterweight champion Zab Judah on Saturday then he’s going to have to dramatically downsize his dreams about Mayweather and Bradley for the time being. It will take a while to rebuild from a loss to Judah.

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