Timothy Bradley gets 60-40 split against Lamont Peterson

Reigning WBO junior welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley will get a 60-40 split in his favor against Lamont Peterson. The two undefeated Americans meet on December 12. (Photo via i2.cdn.turner.com)

The weird, head-scratching issue between WBO junior welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley and his December 12 challenger, Lamont Peterson, has been resolved, according to BoxingScene.com's Rick Reeno.

You might recall that when the fight went to purse bird and Gary Shaw (Bradley's promoter) won the rights, there wound up being some funky stipulations regarding the purse split for the fighters.

In short, if the fight wound up in California (Bradley's home state), Peterson got a 60-40 advantage; if in Nevada, Bradley got 60-40; anywhere else, the split would be 50-50.

After that, Bradley's team appealed, and they wound up with a 78-22 split. Top Rank (Peterson's promoter) appealed that, seeking 50-50 or at least 60-40 Bradley, and now it looks like the fight is 100% good to go with a 60-40 split in Bradley's favor.

This has been the oddest bunch of crap ever to get to a totally easy decision: Bradley, the defending titlist, should get a 60-40 split. No kidding.

This fight may also benefit from the talk that Peterson (27-0, 13 KO) was wearing out Floyd Mayweather Jr. when the two sparred in Las Vegas prior to Mayweather's fight with Juan Manuel Marquez. Bradley (24-0, 11 KO) is coming off of an August no-decision with Nate Campbell, a fight that ended after three dominant rounds from Bradley due to an injury suffered by Campbell as the result of an accidental headbutt. Those two later almost got into a fistfight after the hearing to change the original ruling from a Bradley TKO victory.

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