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De La Hoya: McCloskey Deserves Rematch, But Not Now

By Edward Chaykovsky

Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya admitted that Paul McCloskey deserves another shot at WBA 140-pound champion Amir Khan. Last Saturday at the MEN Arena in Manchester, the fight was stopped in the sixth round after a clash of heads opened up a cut above the left eye of McCloskey. The ringside doctor stopped the fight and Khan won a six round technical decision.

De La Hoya says the rematch is not going to happen in the immediate future. Instead, he plans to focus on making a unification between Khan and WBO/WBC champion Timothy Bradley. He says Khan-Bradley was already in their plans before the bout with McCloskey was ever set.

“Paul gave a good performance and showed why he is undefeated. He is talented and I feel he has a bright future ahead of him. The fight was stopped. Amir is not a doctor I am not a doctor, but that doctor that stopped the fight did his job. He is the expert. I have no idea why he was in the ring but again I am not a doctor. Obviously everyone is going to want a rematch, of course they will, but right now I have plans to bring Amir Khan back to the States to unify the titles. Does Paul deserve a rematch, yes he does," De La Hoya told irish-boxing.com.

Yes Paul deserves a rematch, but we have plans. Paul will continue and do well, but we are going to Ameirca next. We are going to have the fight the whole world wants to see Timothy Bradley versus Amir Khan."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Picazo on 04-19-2011

Paul was gunning to pick up the pace in the 2nd half of the fight, he was turning and ducking away from most of the punches Khan was throwing. I suspect McCloskey was aiming to counter Khans flurries later in…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 04-19-2011

A McCloskey rematch will be a nice easy fight for Khan after a fight with Tim Bradley.

Comment by wazaa. on 04-19-2011

This fight should not get a rematch. McCloskey's style is h*mo. Team McCloskey was pushing Oscar to say this. He didn't wanna say this but he was like: [B]f*ck, let me just say it so they will shut the f*ck…

Comment by SluggerFan on 04-19-2011

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;10402088]He doesn't deserve a rematch.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=BesWorldChamp;10402131]Paul lost every round on every scorecard. On top of that, the bout wasn't really entertaining. I don't know who would want to see a rematch.[/QUOTE] Yes, you both are right. Not only…

Comment by micky1971 on 04-19-2011

if that was barry hearn sitting there giving that "winners speech" he would have said a rematch was already in the making as this result was unfair. plain and simple, oscar is a greedy little cunt. im glad pacman bashed…

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