The current WBO welterweight champion and former WBO and two-time WBC light welterweight champion, Timothy Bradley, feels Amir Khan now needs to do some rebuilding and go back to the drawing board.
The Bolton man, who is more commonly known as King Khan, suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Danny Garcia earlier this month. The Brit entered the ring as a red-hot favorite but everyone was left flabbergasted when Garcia caught him with a vicious left hook to clinch his WBA title. l
Khan had planned to move up to 147 pounds division in order to set up a potential fight with the undefeated American legend Floyd Mayweather junior. The 25-year-old had the same plans last year as well but unfortunately both times he failed to win and now Mayweather junior has completely gone out of the picture for him.
Perhaps this is a reason why Bradley thinks Khan now has some rebuilding to do.
“His career is not over, but he definitely needs to go and work on some things to make himself better. I think he will. Khan and I have our differences. We’re not too cordial, but it is what it is. I hate to see a guy go down in his career. He had a big potential fight with me. He had a big potential fight with Mayweather. He had a big potential fight, probably even with Pacman. But all of those shots are gone now. He has some rebuilding to do,” Bradley told BoxingScene.com.
During the interview, the 28-year-old, who carries a perfect record of winning all of his 30 professional fights (1 no contest), with 12 of his wins coming by the way of a knockout, also revealed that he was not surprised with Khan’s defeat.
Several weeks before Kahn’s fight, Bradley told BoxingScene.com that Garcia has a very good timing and it can cause trouble for Khan. The American at that time stated Garcia is a deadly counter-puncher as well.
Well, all said and done, Amir Khan is currently on holidays but let’s see what he does after the month of Ramadan.