Prescott: Khan is Obviously Afraid

Colombian slugger Breidis Prescott says that Amir Khan's selection of European Boxing Union (EBU) Champion Paul McCloskey for his next opponent just proves he is afraid.

World Boxing Association (WBA) Junior Welterweight Champion Khan is currently hoping HBO and Sky Sports will agree to broadcast the fight given McCloskey's low profile and long-shot chances of winning.

"What does it tell you that he'd go around me, the man who beat him, to instead face a much lighter hitting and unknown fighter he thinks he can beat? Obviously Amir Khan and his team realize I would knock him out if we fought again."

For those who don't recall, Prescott (23-2, 19 KOs) turned off Khan's lights in 54 seconds in September 2008 at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester.

"This could become a public relations disaster for Khan," warned Prescott co-promoter Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing. "Lamont Peterson priced himself out of a fight with Khan, so instead of looking for redemption against my guy, Khan's team is trying to sell a probable mismatch victory for their guy against McCloskey to the television networks. I pointed out before that Marcos Maidana (whom Khan defeated in his last fight) knocked out Victor Ortiz and Peterson could only get a draw against him. Fighting Peterson instead of Prescott was questionable... Fighting McCloskey is just an obvious admission they know they can't beat my guy."

Prescott maintains hope that Khan will forget this attempt at an easy payday and go back to the business of being a world champion.

"Amir, I remain ready, willing and able to give you a rematch. I won't price myself out of the fight. You'll have no trouble selling it to TV. Stop this running and do what the fans want you to do and what your legacy as a great fighter demands that you do: fight me."

Article posted on 17.01.2011

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