American boxing broadcast heavyweight HBO was willing to pony up three million dollars for the fight, and Khan was willing to split the sum fifty-fifty with Bradley.
Bradley balked at the offer, and it is speculated that the Palm Springs, California based fighter is waiting to sign with Top Rank Promotion and land a fight with Filipino Manny Pacquiao.
Maybe someone should have reminded Bradley that a bird in the hand, is worth two in the bush.
Signing with Top Rank and landing a fight with Manny Pacquiao are two big “ifs,” and it appears that his opportunity to fight Khan has set sail.
Saturday night Khan knocked out Zab Judah in the fifth round with a body shot. During the course of the fight, Khan dominated by keeping a safe distance from Judah and peppering him with jabs and power punches.
Following his victory, when asked about Timothy Bradley, the Brit’ put it bluntly, “I think he is scared.”
Khan added another win to his resume, while Bradley out of action and twiddling his thumbs.
There is talk of Amir Khan moving up to the welterweight division and challenging the likes of Floyd Mayweather Junior.
Meanwhile, I wonder where Bradley will produce a 1.5 million dollar pay check – without Khan, or Pacquiao?