Michael Rosenthal

Khan-Judah deal finalized

Amir Khan and Zab Judah have reached an agreement on a junior welterweight title-unification fight July 23 in Las Vegas on HBO.

The fighters were able to seal the deal when they agreed to a 55-45 purse split in Khan's favor.

Khan was supposed to have fought Timothy Bradley but they couldn’t come to terms. The Briton also said he approached Erik Morales but the Mexican wasn’t interested.

“First Bradley didn’t want the fight, then Morales didn’t want it. I’m happy to take Judah on and beat him," Khan said.

Khan (25-1, 17 knockouts) will be making the fifth defense of his WBA 140-pound title. Judah (41-6, 28 KOs) won the vacant IBF title in March by stopping Kaiser Mabuza in seven rounds.

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