Khan vs Peterson: Timothy Bradley’s Prediction as Close as You Can Get

BLEACHERREPORT.COM – Hougigo Martin | December 11, 2011

On Saturday night, Lamont Peterson shocked Amir Khan with a split-decision victory in his hometown of Washington D.C. He barely edged out the former champion and boxing star with scores of 113-112 X2 in his favor and a card of 115-111 in Khan’s favor.

While this came as a surprise to many, some people were not surprised that not only did Khan struggle with Peterson, but lost as well.

One person who isn’t particularly surprised in any way of the outcome is WBO junior welterweight champion and chief 140 pound rival, Timothy Bradley.

Timothy Bradley right now is looked down on the boxing community and the world of the casual fans for making a business move that would benefit his career.

Instead of taking a lucrative deal with Khan that would have netted him his biggest pay day ever, Bradley instead opted to cut ties with his former promoter and start anew with the Top Rank promotional company.

While I’m disappointed that this fight hasn’t happened yet, I understand that not only is boxing a sport but a business as well.

A month ago, while Bradley was trying to promote his fight against Casamayor on the Pacquiao under-card, Elie Seckbach interviewed Bradley on Khan’s upcoming fight against Lamont Peterson…