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Roach: Khan is Ahead of Bradley, Mayweather in 2012

By Mel Ohlhoft

Freddie Roach, trainer of WBA/IBF champion Amir Khan, is looking past a possible fight with WBO champion Timothy Bradley. He says Bradley had his chance to fight Khan and now the opportunity has passed. He says Bradley overlooked their offer because he's trying land a fight with WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, who Roach also trains.

"Tim Bradley is all talk he didn’t sign the contract and now he’s in a lawsuit. We’re way ahead of him at this point. It would be a good fight, Bradley is a tough guy but he wants to fight Manny Pacquiao now. There are steps to getting a fight with Pacquiao and Amir Khan would be one of those steps – in my mind at least, but not in his," Roach told Boxing Futures.

Roach agrees with the career plan which Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer was layed out last week on BoxingScene.com. He says Khan should fight the Erik Morales-Lucas Matthysse winner in a December 10 unification, then return for a possible welterweight debut in March, and then fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the end of 2012.

"Well just like Schaefer, Matthysse and Morales are fighting for the vacant WBC title now so I’d like to unify the belts and get the winner of that possibly and then one more fight at 140-pounds, and then I’d like to see him fight Mayweather," Roach said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by La_Vibora on 08-18-2011

[QUOTE=mathed;11003336]LMAO, LMAO......I posted this just two days ago. I said that when Bradley came back fter getting his contract stuff settled, Khan and his team would refuse to entertain a Bradley fight and say "You had you chance" because a…

Comment by -Lowkey- on 08-18-2011

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;11004980]Hey dumb azz you do know Bradley was suppose to be free of Shaw after the Alexander fight right??But the fans wanted that fight too he did it and was fuuck for doing so as we see now..And how would…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 08-18-2011

[QUOTE=-Lowkey-;11004938]Tim Bradley “What if I lose to Khan, I'm out of the sweep steaks for the big fights“ That is a fact. According to Shaw, Bradley didn't have to sign a contract extension he could of made the fight with…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 08-18-2011

[QUOTE=whatismyname;11004877]Seriously you should change your name from "Rome by Ko" to "Retard by default" Bradley verbally AGREED to the july date (which was his last fight with Shaw) before withdrawing. Then he clearly stated in an interview "where do I…

Comment by -Lowkey- on 08-18-2011

[QUOTE=whatismyname;11004877]Seriously you should change your name from "Rome by Ko" to "Retard by default"[/QUOTE] Haha :haha:

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