• Welterweight

Khan demands fight with 'joke' Bradley

ESPN staff
June 10, 2012

Amir Khan has issued a challenge to Timothy Bradley after labelling the American's victory over Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night "a joke".

Khan has twice attempted to fight Bradley in the past, accusing the unbeaten pugilist of ducking him in order to protect his record. However, after seeing the weekend's encounter with Pacquiao, he is ready to make a third approach.

Bradley took Pacquiao's WBO welterweight belt thanks to a split decision in Las Vegas, although many in attendance strongly disagreed with the outcome. A rematch, according to promoter Bob Arum, could now be on the cards.

Khan has other ideas, though, and after he deals with forthcoming rival Danny Garcia the Brit plans to challenge Bradley for his WBO crown. As a training partner of Pacquiao, Khan wants to avenge his counterpart's loss.

"What a robbery. Bradley did not win this fight. The crowd are booing while he's being interviewed," Khan wrote on Twitter.

"What a joke we had Manny winning by five rounds. Bradley how about you take the fight with me in December after I clean up the 140lbs weight?

"If Bradley wants it I'm ready, he turned me down twice. After I beat Garcia I will offer Bradley the fight for the third time."

Khan was not the only Briton to think the decision was wrong on Saturday, with Lennon Lewis tweeting: "Unbelievable! This is another stain on boxing. Even worse than my draw with [Evander] Holyfield! Disgraceful."

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