Prescott ready to fight Khan in December after he destroys McCloskey on Saturday
By William Mackay: Once light welterweight contender Breidis Prescott (24-2, 19 KO’s) has gotten Paul McCloskey (22-1, 12 KO’s) out of the way this Saturday night by destroying him, Prescott says he wants to fight WBA Super World light welterweight champion Amir Khan (26-1, 18 KO’s) in December if Khan will take the fight.
Prescott, 28, doubts he will and questions his manhood for his failure to want to avenge his 1st round knockout loss he suffered at the hands of Prescott in 2008. Khan in turn says Prescott is just looking for a payday. T
hat sounds rich when you look at Khan hurriedly calling out Floyd Mayweather Jr. for a fight for early next year when Khan hasn’t fought anyway at welterweight and proven that he deserves the fight. Khan hasn’t even cleaned out the light welterweight division, although to hear Khan talk, he says he has despite Lucas Matthysse, Timothy Bradley, Prescott, and Robert Guerrero still waiting for Khan to prove he’s better than them.
Khan is saying he only wants to fight one more time at 140, and then he’ll be moving up to the welterweight division to chase a Mayweather Jr. fight. Why Khan is in such a big hurray to get that fight without taking on top contenders like Mike Jones is something you have to wonder about. The fighter that Khan is being mentioned in looking to fight in his last bout at 140 is Lamont Peterson, who is known for not having any power.
It’s fight that makes sense if you’re trying to keep Khan from getting knocked out. It’s a safe fight for Khan, because Peterson is a slapper, not a puncher. Matthysse, Prescott and Marcos Maidana are all dangerous fights for Khan. But Khan doesn’t look as if he’s going to fight any of those guys next.
Prescott will have to settle for taking on Marcos Maidana after Prescott destroys McCloskey this Saturday. The Maidana fight will be a good one, as would a fight against lightweight Humberto Soto, who just moved up to the light welterweight division and is already ranked #1 by the WBA without even having fought anyone.
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