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Khan attacks 'cheat' Bradley

ESPN staff
March 2, 2011

Amir Khan has accused light-welterweight rival Timothy Bradley of "cheating" ahead of a potential unification clash later this year.

Khan, who holds the WBA strap, will turn his attention to Bradley if he successfully negotiates a defence against Paul McCloskey on April 16.

Bradley possesses the WBO and WBC titles, having ended Devon Alexander's unbeaten record via a tenth-round technical decision in January.

That bout was prematurely stopped following a clash of heads - and Khan suggests that Bradley has a tendency to employ illegal tactics in the ring.

"Bradley comes in with his head and he's strong at times but I think I've got the skills to beat him," he told boxingfutures.com. "I wouldn't let him get that close to headbutt me, I'm sure he'll try but that's just his style and it's got him so far at the moment.

"I go in there to box and I win that way. Some fighters have to cheat in a way and I think that he's been cheating."

Khan will target a bout with Floyd Mayweather Jnr in 2012 if he finds a way past Bradley.

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