The Bolton’s finest, Amir Khan, former WBA (Super) and IBF light welterweight champion, believes his stable-mate Manny Pacquiao is going to win Timothy Bradley in a dominant way but he has insisted that he would love to take on the American, if he somehow manages a win.
The eight-division world champion and the current WBO welterweight champion, Pacquiao, will take on Bradley, the current WBO light welterweight champion, tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
However, it was Khan who wanted to fight Bradley before he was turned down two times by the American, who is also known as Desert Storm. Perhaps this is a reason why Khan still has his eyes set on him.
Khan, now 25, recently predicted a knockout win for Pacquiao but now he thinks Bradley might push the Filipino star to the wire on the fight night.
“I would love to fight Bradley at 147, if he somehow manages to come through,” said Khan. “I don’t think he’s going to beat Manny, but it’s a fight that we put to him [Bradley] before when he was at light-welterweight and he turned it down twice. I wouldn’t face Manny because we are friends and share the same trainer and there are plenty of other big fights out there.”
“I’m always going to back my training partner Manny Pacquiao in this fight because he’s been in with better competition and reigned for such a long time,” explained Khan. “I think Manny will win the fight but don’t get me wrong it’s going to be a tough fight. I don’t think Manny will knock him out, I feel it’s going to go the distance because Bradley is tough.”
Well, all said and done, Khan is currently set to face Danny Garcia on July 14 and his utmost priority should be to secure a win over him as otherwise his chances of setting up a big fight will fade away.