How come McCloskey’s fans can’t accept that Prescott won?
By Scott Gilfoid: It’s so sad that Paul McCloskey’s loyal and loving Irish and English fans can’t accept and come to terms with the fact that the better man didn’t win last night. It should have been Breidis Prescott (24-3, 19 KO’s) who walked out of the Odyssey Arena last night with the “W”, not McCloskey with his 12 round unanimous decision.
Good god, man, all you got to do is open your eyes and you’ll see that Prescott did the far better work and totally dominated the fight from start to finish. And look at these bad scores that were given: 114-113, 115-113 114-113. How on earth did these judges come up with these scores watching the fight I watched? We need a rematch.
Prescott went to Ireland to win the WBA light welterweight eliminator but then got this ugly score for his efforts. I gave him every round of the fight. If I was twist things around, I could maybe give McCloskey a few mercy rounds between the 9th and 11th rounds, but that’s it. But I can’t even give McCloskey those rounds because was getting tagged hard all the time and throwing back nothing but limp-wristed shots with no power. I really feel for Prescott.
You go to Ireland thinking your going to whip some backside and then you bust up the guy, dominate him, and then find yourself losing the fight. God, it’s so utterly disgraceful. I’m sorry but I don’t consider that a win and I’m counting it as a loss in my book. Let McCloskey move on to fight Marcos Maidana next. He’s going to lose that fight, so what’s the point? He gains nothing. What McCloskey needs to do is give Prescott a rematch outside of Ireland and England. We need to put this fight in Colombia or someplace in Latin America. It’s only fair.
I was really impressed with the way Prescott easily controlled McCloskey with his jab and right hands. I can’t remember Prescott looking this good before. I always thought he was a marvelous fighter before last night, but he looked excellent with power jab. It reminded me of the jab that Wladimir Klitschko uses to dominate. McCloskey looked helpless on the outside, just missing shots and taking that jab to the face over and over.
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