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Breidis Prescott Wins Wide UD Over Bayan Jargal - Keeps Hopes Alive For A Khan Rematch

By James Slater: Colombia’s Breidis Prescott won a wide, near shut-out unanimous decision last night in Uncasville, as he pounded out a ten-round win over a game but outclassed Bayan Jargal. Prescott won by commanding scores of 100-90 and 99-91, 99-90. The 27-year-old light-welterweight contender is now 24-2(19). Jargal, of Mongolia, remains unstopped at 15-2-3(10).

Known primarily as a lethal puncher due to his big win over current WBA champ Amir Khan, Prescott can also box and use good movement and this is just what he did last night. Far too fast for his 29-year-old foe, “Khanqueror” used his jab as he set up his harder punches. Fans may have liked to have seen a KO from Prescott (and, in banging the drum for a second go at the man he crushed inside a single minute, Prescott could maybe do with some highlight reel stoppages), but the wide win keeps the tall Colombian on track for the second fight with Khan - a fight Prescott absolutely craves, even if Khan doesn’t seem so keen.

Prescott has said how Khan “promised” he will fight him again after he’s taken on Tim Bradley. Prescott is hoping he and the Brit will indeed meet again. Does Prescott have Khan’s number, or was his quick 1st-round win a mere fluke over a fighter who has come on considerably since? Will we ever get answers to these questions and others? It’s all up to Khan and his team, but for as long as he keeps on winning, the spectre of Prescott will continue to haunt the once-beaten 24-year-old.

Maybe, as he said to Dan Rafael, Khan WILL fight Prescott after he’s faced Bradley (and Khan is extremely confident he will beat Bradley in the summer, as is his coach Freddie Roach). Khan-Prescott II remains an intriguing fight and Khan, a proud champion, should feel the need to wipe the slate clean.

Prescott should keep himself busy as he waits, and one interesting fight that has been mentioned on a couple of internet sites is a Prescott-Paul McCloskey clash. The Irishman deserves another big chance after the way he was unfairly and prematurely stopped in his bid against Khan (on that non too severe-looking cut), and if he were to beat Prescott he would perhaps set himself up for another title shot. If Prescott were to halt McCloskey in definitive fashion, however, he would have made a big statement himself.

A good fight on paper, the idea of Prescott-McCloskey has surely entered the head of a few promoters.

Article posted on 23.04.2011



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