WBC/WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley wants unbeaten Floyd Mayweather, Jr or pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquaio for his next fight.
Bradley, who is unbeaten in 27 professional fights, was scheduled to face Amir Khan for an agreed purse of $1.4 million but had to back out later due to legal issues with his promoter.
Feeling a bit frustrated over the failed fight with Bradley, Khan went on to face Zab Judah Saturday night and scored an impressive fifth round knockout over the aging Brooklyn slugger.
With Khan's win over Judah and with Bradley's legal troubles sorted out soon, a new round of negotiations could now take place given the length of time Khan has to prepare for his next fight which could happen in late November or early December.
But lately Bradley said he is now looking for bigger matches and wanted either Pacquiao or Mayweather for his next fight.
Bradley has been criticized for having renege on his commitment to face Khan and critics believed he found a graceful exit in the deal that was already agreed in principle when his legal problems with his promoter surfaced.
In one of the post-fight interviews, Khan said, I think he's scared. I mean, Tim Bradley, if he was the champion he says he is, I mean, he would have faced me long time ago."
Golden Boy's Richard Schaefer thinks Bradley who was promised a Pacquiao fight by Top Rank will be in the under card of Pacquiao vs. Marquez fight in November
"Bradley has no promoter, he's involved in a lawsuit and he has no TV date," Schaefer said. "He overplayed his cards. If he's not available in December, we're moving on. No one can ever say Amir Khan did not give Bradley a chance."
"Bradley needs me for the big payday," Khan said. "He isn't getting any big payday without fighting me. I can get the crowd. I'm the money man in the division. It's his hard luck. He will be out of the game [sooner] if he doesn't man up and fight me."