I have a question for anyone who might have a deep legitimate answer: Why won't Tim Bradley fight Amir Khan? If you go on Youtube and many boxing websites the opinion on who prevails is pretty much split, at least from what I've read. Ring has Bradley on the P4P list at #6 yet he moved down to number two in his own division after Khan destroyed Zab Judah this past Saturday for Zab's IBF junior welterweight title.
I don't know, it just seems like for some weird reason Tim refuses to take that fight. As a result the WBC put his title up for grabs between Erik Morales and Jorge Barrios. Right now Tim's got a lot on his plate with his wife about to give birth to his daughter, and it's not like Tim's known around boxing for ducking guys or taking easy big pay day bouts against bums in order to hold on to his belt. So if he's one of the best fighters in the world pound for pound, he's a legit champ at 140, everyone you talk to says the guy can bang and is a real intelligent and gifted fighter, why won't he fight Amir Khan?
According to Tim he said he wanted bigger names like Pacquiao, Mayweather, you know the two usual suspects that everyone at 140 or in Bam Bam Rio's case 135 seem to call out after every victory. However in Bradley's case he's no longer the number on junior welterweight in the world, Khan is. And like his fight with Devon Alexander when everyone considered those two to be the best at 140 they fought to decide the title of "Top Dog". But this time around Bradley won't step up to the plate. If this were college football and the number two team in the nation were being passed over for a shot at the national title they would raise hell. In boxing you can duck guys for most of your career and at worst people would call you a punk, but you would be a punk with a belt and money in the bank. The man they call "Desert Storm" is no punk, and he's no paper champion; so why not get the two in a room with a pen and a contract and let's get this on.
As a fan of Tim Bradley I want this fight because I want to see him knock Amir Khan out. When Richard Schaeffer says that Khan has the best chin in boxing I have to laugh. I understand Golden Boy promotes Khan but let's be serious here, Amir Khan, best chin in boxing, really? I think Juan Manuel Marquez and a few others would have something to say about that. As hard as Manny Pacquiao hits and I take it he hits harder than Maidana, you put Amir in Marquez' place in that first fight and Khan doesn't recover from three knockdowns. Just my opinion and I'd like to know what you guys think of Schaeffer's view of Khan's concrete chin.
But anyway I want the Bradley/Khan fight for more reasons than just my dislike of Amir Khan and his team. Putting Freddie Roach aside for a moment, I think Golden Boy and Khan's team have hyped him why too much too fast. And I know he's been improving and he has a lot of natural talent but let me ask you guys a serious question: Between Tim Bradley and Amir Khan who do you guys see as being as having the overall better career, and being a mainstay on the P4P list say 3 years from now? I know Tim is already on the list but I 'm talking about down the line who will be the better fighter.