Khan Says He’d KO Breidis Prescott “Inside Three-Rounds” If They Fought Again

By James Slater - Though we await official confirmation as to who WBA 140-pound champion Amir Khan will fight in his next fight, tentatively planned for the UK in April, one man is hoping he will get the chance to fight Khan a second time. And even though it looks like Breidis Prescott of Colombia will not be Khan’s April challenger (Lamont Peterson has been heavily favoured to get the shot), the only man to have beaten Khan continues to ask for a rematch..

Prescott is set to be back in action on a January ESPN2 card (against a TBA), and for as long as he remains active, the big-hitter will call for a second fight with the Brit. Prescott has said many times he will KO Khan again if given the opportunity of a second fight, but what does Khan think would happen if the two did clash again now, up at light-welter?

Speaking recently with the newspaper of his hometown, The Bolton News, the 24-year-old star who thrilled us all with that great winning fight with Marcos Maidana, gave his take on what would happen if he and the long-armed Colombian tangled for a second time.

“Prescott does not hit as hard as Maidana,” Khan said. “He [Maidana] is as big a puncher as boxing has had for a long time. His record says it all. Maidana is a big puncher but I dealt with his power and that was a big step up for me. The reason I went down against Prescott and not Maidana is the weight. I used to lose 12-pounds in a week, compared to six pounds now. I used to kill myself making weight.

“I think it would be an easy fight against Prescott now. I would knock him out inside three rounds.”

Khan, in his big Las Vegas win, certainly proved he has a far better chin than it appeared back in September of 2008. And in taking the bombs of Maidana as he did, the Olympic silver medallist has every right to feel confident he would be able to take Prescott’s best shots in a return. But again, it doesn’t look like we will get to find out for sure.

A fight with the talented Peterson is a decent-looking prospect of a match for Khan, but wouldn’t a “revenge” meeting with Prescott have more appeal? Some fans say Khan has moved on sufficiently enough to render a rematch a pointless exercise. Others still suggest Prescott just might “have Khan’s number.”

Until he forever rids himself and his fans of any doubts by way of a rematch win, Khan will never know for sure himself. And as long as he continues to fight, whenever a microphone is put in front of him, the “Khanconqueror” will demand that second fight!

Article posted on 23.12.2010

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