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 Last update:  4/18/2011       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky            &
De La Hoya: McCloskey Deserves Rematch, But Not Now
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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

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."

Tags: Amir Khan , Khan-Bradley , Khan vs Bradley , Oscar De La Hoya , Paul McCloskey

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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 the fight, I dont think Paul wold have won but I think its possible he could have made i...

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: f*ck, let me just say it so they will shut the f*ck up." McCloskey is disgusting to look at. And he did absolutely nothing in the fight. ...

comment by SluggerFan, on 04-19-2011
[QUOTE=The Weebler II]He doesn't deserve a rematch.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=BesWorldChamp]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 did he not win a round, he ...

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 him up. i would truly love to hose down mrs de le hoya with my juice thoug...

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