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Khan-Bradley Money Raised; Margarito Wants To Continue

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBA junior welterweight champion Amir Khan (25-1, 18 KOs), Golden Boy Promotions, Gary Shaw, and HBO are trying to do everything possible to secure WBC/WBO champion Timothy Bradley for a proposed HBO televised fight on July 23. The financial package has been raised from $1.3 million to $1.4 million. To add more sugar to the plate, Khan is even willing to give Bradley a bigger percentage of the UK pay-per-view revenue. All of the involved parties are waiting to see if the larger financial outlook is enough to entice Bradley back to the table. But, Bradley is still rumored to be sitting out until his promotional contract with Shaw expires at the end of June.

In an interview with ESPN Deportes Radio, former IBF/WBO welterweight champion Antonio Margarito (38-7, 27 KOs) said he won’t be retiring due to the eye injury he sustained in his fight against Manny Pacquiao last November. Margarito stated that he wants to continue his career, and in the worst case scenario he plans to take a year off to recover from the injury. During the Pacquiao fight, he suffered a cracked right orbital bone which required surgery. But later some retinal damage was discovered and Margarito's return has been hanging in limbo.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 05-20-2011

[QUOTE=Dave Rado;10571963]True as far as it goes, but it ought to be possible for Bradley and Shaw to negotiate a compromise whereby the fight goes ahead on a cast iron "one fight only" basis. Bradley can afford to hire a…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 05-20-2011

[QUOTE=Dave Rado;10571963]True as far as it goes, but it ought to be possible for Bradley and Shaw to negotiate a compromise whereby the fight goes ahead on a cast iron "one fight only" basis. Bradley can afford to hire a…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 05-20-2011

[QUOTE=Elzilcho.-;10569681]Battle of the hype jobs 2011. [B]Khans team is desperate to land a fight whit another hype job instead of facing a better contender in guerrero.[/B] Seriously I'm b glad when the Alexanders-khans-Bradleys-lopez hype iobs R gone. None of this…

Comment by Dave Rado on 05-20-2011

[QUOTE=Lorily;10569870]Some of you guys don't seem to understand that if Bradley signs to fight Khan in July, he has to sign the contract now. [B]If he signs the contract now, he ends up fighting under Gary Shaw. [/B] [B]HE DOESN'T…

Comment by richardt on 05-20-2011

So lets see, someone praises a guy whose gloves were loaded in Margarito and puts down a guy who was boxing off his back foot and using movement? What a sick bastard!

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