Dennis Taylor

Khan-Judah negotiations labor on

Zab Judah says Amir Khan can keep all the money from British TV — as long as he agrees to split the rest of the revenue 50/50, they've got a fight.

Khan's fight negotiations with unbeaten Timothy Bradley evaporated when Khan insisted on keeping the revenue from England. Bradley declined the deal.

But Judah, a five-time and current world champion, isn't feeling as greedy — he just wants a shot at Khan's WBA light welterweight belt.

"We're both champions," he told Maxboxing. "I feel like anything come down the line should be 50/50. He was willing to give Timothy Bradley half just to fight him. Well, what's the difference? I got a major world title belt in the same weight division, but for some reason they want to lowball me. I'm not asking for anything crazy."

Judah added that he doesn't care about foreign sales, as long as he gets a 50-percent cut of the U.S. revenue for a fight with Khan.

"There's no way he can beat me," Judah said. "He just came out of the Olympics a couple of years ago. I turned professional when I was 18 years old. I'm a five-time champ of the world. (He's) far from my level."

The 24-year-old Khan is 25-1, with 17 knockouts and has made four successful defenses of the WBA crown he won from Andriy Kotelnik in 2009. Judah, 33, is 41-6, with 28 KOs, and has won five straight (three by KO) since his 2008 technical-decision defeat at the hand of Joshua Clottey in a welterweight bout.

He won the IBF light welterweight title in March with a seventh-round TKO of Kaizer Mabuza after previously holding all three major welterweight belts and two versions of the junior welterweight championship.


Dennis Taylor is editor/publisher of and co-host of The Ringside Boxing Show.


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