Maidana is next for Prescott after he dispatches McCloskey on September 10th
By Scott Gilfoid: Now that Robert Guerrero is safely out of the picture due to his left shoulder injury he sustained on Thursday, WBA light welterweight champion Marcos Maidana is sitting and waiting on the winner of the September 10th fight between Breidis Prescott and Paul McCloskey in the WBA light welterweight title eliminator bout in Belfast, Ireland.
Prescott is clearly the better man and will knock McCloskey out to get to the Maidana target. Prescott is very eager to take on Maidana, and sees this as an easy fight. We’ll see about that. I do rate Prescott as the bigger puncher and the faster guy compared to the slow as molasses Maidana. The real question between these two talents is whether Prescott can handle the inside war that Maidana will bring. Prescott is pretty average on the inside and doesn’t possess the same inside power that Maidana does.
But as far as McCloskey-Prescott goes, this is an easy win for Prescott. I see McCloskey as Euro level and I still can’t believe he’s been given a top tier ranking by the sanctioning bodies. Prescott will show that he doesn’t deserve that ranking on September 10th, and hopefully the sanctioning bodies can get their rankings right after this by shoving McCloskey off the top 20 list.
Prescott has looking to get another fight against Amir Khan, who he knocked out in only one round in 2008. Usually it’s the guy that gets knocked out that’s the one who is trying to get a rematch but Khan seems to march by a different drummer. He’s mentally convinced himself that the loss was a fluke and figures he’d easily beat Prescott in a rematch. Boxing fans just think Khan is scared. Whatever the case, Khan will have a ton of pressure on him to fight Prescott again if he wipes out Maidana.