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Tim Bradley Feels Khan Will Recover, But Won't Beat Garcia

By Rick Reeno

WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley was not surprised with Danny Garcia's recent four round stoppage of heavily-favored Amir Khan. After Khan controlled the first two rounds, Garcia changed the entire fight with a single left hook in the third.

Several weeks before the fight, Bradley told BoxingScene.com that Garcia was a deadly counter-puncher and there was a high probability of Khan being countered with a well-timed shot.

BoxingScene.com: Thoughts on the fight.

Bradley: Khan was winning the fight, but he got caught. Khan has a bad habit of letting his combinations slide and his head is right there. Garcia knew it. I thought it would be an overhand right [to get him] but the left hook worked just as good. Garcia found him really well. I said what makes Garcia really good is that he has remarkable timing. He's not really fast, and I don't really think he hits that hard...honest I really don't. He has power, but he doesn't have Manny Pacquiao power. He landed a perfect shot.

BoxingScene.com: Bradley's thoughts on Khan's performance and what the British superstar should do next.

Bradley: Khan fought to the best of his ability. It sucks that he got knocked off like that, but it's boxing man. I think he's still marketable because he's willing to face anybody, any place, any time. He just needs to do some rebuilding and go back to the drawing board.

His career is not over, but he definitely needs to go and work on some things to make himself better. I think he will. Khan and I have our differences. We're not too cordial, but it is what it is. I hate to see a guy go down in his career. He had a big potential fight with me. He had a big potential fight with Mayweather. He had a big potential fight, probably even with Pacman. But all of those shots are gone now. He has some rebuilding to do.

BoxingScene.com: Bradley's thoughts on Khan overtraining. [Khan had initially started training for a May 19th rematch with Lamont Peterson, which later got canceled, and then he continued to train for the July 14th bout with Garcia].

Bradley: Training for four months for a fight is way too much. I think that has a lot to do with his legs being tired and rubbery. ...him getting caught and not having any legs.

BoxingScene.com: Thoughts on a Khan-Garcia rematch.

Bradley: Garcia is not going to give him a rematch. There really is no need for a rematch. Especially when you have a guy who said he's going to get a knockout and then you get knocked out yourself. There really is no need for a rematch. Garcia displayed his power. To be honest with you, I think if they did a rematch it would be the same thing.

BoxingScene.com: Thoughts on Garcia struggling to beat an overweight Erik Morales.

Bradley: I think that fight [with Morales] helped him. He gave Erik Morales too much respect. You can tell right off the bat he gave him a lot of respect and Morales was able to use his skills and his craftiness with the young buck. He learned a lot from that fight and it certainly helped him in this fight. He wasn't afraid of Khan and kept his composure all of the way through. Khan was throwing combinations and hitting this kid but Garcia kept his composure. He kept to the game plan and didn't panic, kept his composure and kept timing him. Every time Khan shot - Khan would hit him, but Garcia would hit him right back. I was like 'wow, this kid is counter-punching him.' Every time Khan hit him with two punches, he would try to counter with two punches. I was like 'man, it's just a matter of time.'

BoxingScene.com: Thoughts on a possible fight with Khan in the future.

Bradley: It's hard to tell. Then again, everybody just wants to see a good fight and they don't care where you're at in your career. Styles make fights. At the end of the day, I don't think anybody is going to care that he lost this fight. They just want to see Bradley-Khan. Because of the animosity that we have towards each other, everybody still wants to see it. I feel the fight might be a couple of fights away. He has some rebuilding to do. Khan right now is not even on my radar. I'm looking for bigger fights.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Realism on 07-30-2012

Does Tim Bradley have room to say anything at this point?

Comment by Roy Jones Jnr on 07-30-2012

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;12367913]Reality is Bradley won his last fight,Khan was KO'd his last fight..Khan would have to do some rebuilding before we see a Bradley Khan fight at this point...[/QUOTE] Nah...reality is Bradley lost his last fight. I dont know what you…

Comment by whatismyname on 07-25-2012

[QUOTE=Mike D;12370082]Re: Timmy/Garcia Would love to see this fight. My guess is though Bradley would win off points -- but I would be surprised if it wasn't a pretty entertaining, somewhat close fight[/QUOTE] Bradley is a dog..he would grind out…

Comment by Mike D on 07-25-2012

Re: Timmy/Garcia Would love to see this fight. My guess is though Bradley would win off points -- but I would be surprised if it wasn't a pretty entertaining, somewhat close fight

Comment by Salivita on 07-25-2012

[QUOTE=alembic;12369989]I think my concern is that I don't see Roach as a defensive trainer. I think he's good at leveraging a fighter's offensive skills. But defense is where Khan is lacking the most. The other factor is Roach splitting his…

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