Promoter Gary Shaw has confirmed that the Bradley-Khan fight negotiations have stalled due to Bradley rejecting a HBO contract that would pay him over $1.3 million.
Bradley, the WBC and WBO junior welterweight champion, entered into talks for a superfight with WBA titlist Amir Khan following Khan’s successful title defense against Paul McCloskey on April 16. Both men are considered the top fighters in the division following their victories in the last six months over Devon Alexander (Bradley) and Marcos Maidana (Khan).
Shaw promotional contract with Bradley has expired. He disclosed that while Bradley might be trying to negotiate for more money, HBO is unlikely to budge on his payday. The network paid Bradley $1.1 million for his January unification bout with Devon Alexander. The latest amount of over $1.3 million would be a career-high payday for Bradley, who is undefeated.
“As of now, we can’t make a deal with the Bradley side,” Gary Shaw detailed on Twitter. “What a shame to give up more than 1.3 million… HBO will not put up more money.”
At press time, Amir Khan’s proposed payment for the Bradley bout has not been released.