By Ryan Burton
Kevin Cunningham, who trains and manages undefeated WBC junior welterweight champion Devon Alexander "The Great" (21-0) reached out to BoxingScene.com to respond to an article by BoxingScene's Robert Morales.
Within the article, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said that he plans to match his fighter Amir Khan versus the Tim Bradley-Devon Alexander winner. The story says that Schaefer is shooting for the fight to take place on July 30th. Schaefer goes on to say that he wants to match the Bradley-Alexander loser with another one of his fighters, Marcos Maidana.
Cunningham told BoxingScene, "Who is Amir Khan? What has he ever done? Bradley and Alexander have both been unified champions and are both putting their undefeated records on the line on January 29th."
Cunningham feels the Bradley-Alexander winner should get the biggest fight out there. He feels a clash with 3 division champion Juan Manuel Marquez is a clearly a bigger fight than one versus Khan. It is also a fight that could possibly be on pay-per-view.
"If the Bradley-Alexander winner can't get Pacquiao or Mayweather then they should get another big name like (Juan Manuel) Marquez. Marquez wants to try to get a belt at 140. His resume is a lot bigger than Khan's. That's a bigger fight than versus Khan."
The St. Louis based manager and trainer doesn't feel that Khan is on Bradley or Alexander's level.
"Khan has been knocked out before and was out on his feet versus Maidana."
An animated Cunningham continued, "Bradley and Alexander don't need to fight for the right to fight Khan. The winner should get a bigger fight and that is Marquez. The Bradley-Alexander loser can fight Khan."
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