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Prescott: Khan is still scared of me

Amir Khan Breidis PrescottBy William Mackay: It’s been three long years since knockout artist Breidis Prescott (24-2, 19 KO’s) easily destroyed Amir Khan in a 1st round knockout defeat in 2008. Prescott made it look easy. It was like he was picking on a small child on that night on September 6, 2008. Prescott staggered Khan with a hard jab to the head and then followed it with a chopping hook that put Khan down on his back.

Somehow Khan staggered to his feet but Prescott quickly put Khan out of his misery with some brutal head shots that seemed to distort Khan’s features when the shots landed. For most fighters, they would at least attempt to avenge the defeat but not Khan. He’s shown no interest in getting anywhere near another fight with Prescott.

Instead, Khan has faced largely weak punchers since that date, with the exception of the slow but powerful Marcos Maidana. However, Prescott is arguably much more dangerous than Maidana because Prescott punches with much better hand speed, seems punch harder with both hands, not just one, and has a jab that is like a power punch.

With Khan having problems finding an opponent to fill his open July 23 date on HBO, Prescott is interest in stepping in and taking the fight and giving Khan a chance to avenge his loss.

Prescott said this today: “There will be very little haggling over money. I will sign and we will fight again. Done…I don’t get this guy. He’s supposed to be a champion. Ok. Act like it. I shouldn’t be calling you out. You should be banging down by door for this fight. Every time they tell Amir Khan’s story on television they always cut to me knocking him out and yet my phone never rings. Why is that, Amir? You’re supposedly a different fighter now, but apparently you’re still scared as ever of me.”

Khan’s supporters will say that Khan gets nothing from a rematch with Prescott, and that’s he’s not worth fighting anymore because of his losses to Miguel Vazquez and Kevin Mitchell. I disagree. I think Prescott is a much better choice than Khan’s last opponent Paul McCloskey. No one ever heard of McCloskey in the U.S before that fight, and few people will ever remember him after seeing him stink out the joint against Khan last month in April. Prescott would be an excellent fight and HBO would no doubt scoop that fight up quick.


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