Timothy Bradley: 50-50 for Amir Khan If We Both Win

Amir Khan has a public offer from Timothy Bradley for a 50-50 fight next year. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)

Timothy Bradley just announced on Twitter that he's willing to go 50-50 with Amir Khan for a 2012 fight if both win their upcoming bouts:


Bradley (27-0, 11 KO) and Khan (26-1, 18 KO) were (in)famously supposed to fight on July 23, after both won their fights earlier in the year. But Bradley had a contractual issue with Gary Shaw and Thompson Boxing, which led to a lawsuit, which led to Bradley now being under the Top Rank banner, for whom he will make his debut on November 12. Bradley faces shot Joel Casamayor on the Pacquiao vs Marquez undercard in Las Vegas.

But Tim has never really stopped talking about the Khan fight. I know some disagree, and I believe as many do that some of his public statements haven't really helped his cause, but I don't think Tim Bradley ducked Amir Khan. He had some business to take care of. I don't think he's afraid of fighting Khan.

Khan, on the other hand, has started setting his sights beyond the likes of Bradley and the 140-pound division. It's no secret that the British star, who faces Lamont Peterson on December 10, is targeting a 2012 fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr, and that he plans to fight one or two times as a welterweight before going after Mayweather.

So we may have a situation now where the fight could get done, but this time the roadblock could be Khan's greater ambition. Khan isn't some huge draw in the U.S., but he is an established HBO main event player. Bradley could be, and I'm sure now with Top Rank he will be starting next year, but it might be a case where Khan is just a little higher on the totem pole. And 50-50 might not be good enough for Amir Khan to fight Timothy Bradley.

That's another business decision. One bit the fight in the ass from Bradley's side the first time, another could do it from Khan's side this time.

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