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Breidis Prescott Was Willing To Face Khan on May 19th

By Rick Reeno

Leon Margules, co-promoter of junior welterweight contender Breidis Prescott (25-4, 20KOs), advised BoxingScene.com that his fighter was willing to step in on short-notice to fight Amir Khan (26-2, 18KOs) on May 19th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. 

Khan's opponent, WBA/IBF champion Lamont Peterson, was unable to obtain a license from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Peterson fell out after testing positive for synthetic testosterone in a random drug test administered by VADA [Voluntary Anti-Doping Association]. The May 19th event was officially canceled on Wednesday.

In 2008, Prescott knocked Khan out in 54-seconds. He's been calling out Khan for the last few years, but it's very doubtful HBO would have approved a Khan-Prescott rematch.

"He was willing to fight [Amir Khan] next Saturday. I told [Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker] Eric [Gomez] that Prescott could make 140 [for the fight]. We're going to bring him back next month, and keep him busy and keep him winning," Margules told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by IronDanHamza on 05-12-2012

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;12118353]To all the people that want Khan to fight Prescott: He probably would if Prescott actually beat someone since and put himself in position. Prescott should not get to fight Khan when the guy can't even beat Paul McCloskey.[/QUOTE] I…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 05-12-2012

[QUOTE=sicko;12118362]REALLY? But yet Pacquiao can still go ahead and fight Morales and get his revenge despite Morales getting dominated by Zahir Rahim in his pervious fight... People make the lamest excuses for Khan, if you as good as he THINK…

Comment by JoeMan on 05-12-2012

[QUOTE=sicko;12118354]its kind weird that the guy that already kicked your A$$ is the one pursuing a rematch and the guy that got his A$$ Kicked is RUNNING FROM IT! but yet some fans want you to believe that this guy…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 05-12-2012

[QUOTE=sicko;12118362]REALLY? But yet Pacquiao can still go ahead and fight Morales and get his revenge despite Morales getting dominated by Zahir Rahim in his pervious fight... People make the lamest excuses for Khan, if you as good as he THINK…

Comment by sicko on 05-12-2012

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;12118353]To all the people that want Khan to fight Prescott: He probably would if Prescott actually beat someone since and put himself in position. Prescott should not get to fight Khan when the guy can't even beat Paul McCloskey.[/QUOTE] REALLY?…

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