Golden Boy chief executive Richard Schaefer believes Amir Khan has become the top fighter at light-welterweight to the extent that titles are no longer so important. He would like to see Khan unify the titles against WBC/WBO champion Timothy Bradley, but doesn't expect the fight to happen after the beating Khan gave to Zab Judah on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
"Amir must be the undisputed 140lbs champion because if Bradley didn't want to fight before, he won't want to fight him after seeing him beat Judah," said Schaefer. "Belts are becoming irrelevant for Amir. There is a time when a fighter becomes bigger than the belts and Amir is there. He's the most exciting fighter in that division. No one can say to Amir, 'You didn't fight Bradley'. Bradley had his chance, he was given a 50-50 split of the UK TV money. Everyone knows Bradley didn't want to fight."