Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

McCloskey: Prescott Boxing More, Very Dangerous Fight

By Pawel Pronishev

After studying tapes of Colombian banger Breidis Prescott (24-2, 19KOs), Irish junior welterweight Paul McCloskey (22-1, 12KOs) feels the hard hitter is starting to incorporate more boxing in his ring game. McCloskey faces Prescott in a WBA final eliminator on September 10 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, with the winner landing a shot at "regular" champion Marcos Maidana.

“I have been watching him in his recent fights and he seems to be boxing a wee bit more. He has always been a fast starter, but he is a very strong and fit guy and he can go the distance. He is a tough hombre, but I believe I have the tools to win this fight - but I have to not get involved in a war - if I can help it," McCloskey told News Letter.

Prescott has a very good chin and his only two defeats are to Kevin Mitchell and tricky lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez. McCloskey expects a very confident and dangerous opponent because of the high stakes that are involved for the both of them.

“He is very strong and he can bang. He is also tough and has not been stopped, so this will be a tough, tough fight for me. he is also on a wee bit of a run since he lost the fights to Miguel Vasquez and Kevin Mitchell, so he will be dangerous,” McCloskey added.

“Prescott will also see this as his chance to get another shot at a world title, so he will be up for this one. I always treat every fight as a world title fight and I have done that from day one, but if I win this one I will get another chance to fight for a world title.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by fastblack on 08-22-2011

you have to admit though that McCloskey is terrible and not worth mentioning or even fighting.

Comment by UglyPug on 08-22-2011

[QUOTE=fastblack;11023121]mccloskey is terrible no punch no muscles no build no speed just a pale pasty white board flat and powerless. Mcloskey couldn't beat matt hatton with loaded gloves and a stun gun.[/QUOTE] LOL i knew you would comment. . .…

Comment by fastblack on 08-22-2011

mccloskey is terrible no punch no muscles no build no speed just a pale pasty white board flat and powerless. Mcloskey couldn't beat matt hatton with loaded gloves and a stun gun.

Comment by LoveForBoxing on 08-22-2011

When was prescotts first shot at a world title for him to want another at a world title mcloskey fcked that one up a bit .

Comment by Klitschko2017 on 08-22-2011

Mcloskey should win this pretty easily, Prescott is basic

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (6)
Top Headlines Broner: Somebody Tried to Kill Me, But It's OK; I’m Still Here Pacquiao: I Don't Know Much About Horn, Haven't Seen His Fights Murray on Gabe Rosado's Complaints: I Won The Fight, F*** Him! Team Parker: Hughie Fury Never Wanted To Come To New Zealand Klitschko: Joshua Wants To Be a Billionaire, Must KO Me as Promised Team Fury: Hughie Suffered Lower Back Injury, Not Medically Fit Amir Khan To Keith Thurman: Forget Porter, Fight Me! Kazuto Ioka Shines To Retain WBA Belt, Tapales Wins By TKO Billy Joe Saunders Not Impressed, Vows To Expose Khurtsidze Photos: Oscar Valdez Beats Miguel Marriaga in a Grueling War Photos: Jermell Charlo With BRUTAL Knockout of Charles Hatley Photos: Martin Murray, Gabe Rosado Nearly Brawl Over Scores Photos: Shawn Porter Drops, Mauls Andre Berto For TKO Win Photos: Avtandil Khurtsidze Crushes Tommy Langford in Five Photos: Arthur Abraham Defeats Krasniqi To Secure WBO Shot Billy Joe Saunders vs. Avtandil Khurtsidze on July 8, Copper Box Kevin Lerena vs. Sergio Ramirez at Emperors Palace Anthony Joshua Sees No Reason To Fight in U.S. To Raise Profile Gilberto Ramirez Ready For Golovkin Next: Just Send The Contract! Jermell Charlo: Jarrett Hurd Took My Brother's Title - We Can Unify Keith Thurman: Porter Fought His Way To Earning a Rematch Carlos Castro Stays Undefeated with Decision Over Palacios Oscar Valdez Drops, Decisions Miguel Marriaga in Tough Fight Joseph Parker's Promoter Does Not Believe Hughie Fury is Injured Gilberto Ramirez Dominates Max Bursak To Retain WBO Title Shawn Porter Stops Andre Berto in Nine To Earn Thurman Shot Andre Berto vs. Shawn Porter - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jermell Charlo Knocks Charles Hatley Unconscious In 6th Round Parker's Promoter is Furious: Hughie Fury Claims He is Injured! Shakur Stevenson Makes Pro Debut, Beats Brito in Five Rounds Serrano Stops Santana; Becomes 5-Division Women’s Champ Andre Berto vs. Shawn Porter - CompuBox Historical Review Jessie Magdaleno Destroys Adeilson Dos Santos in Two Rounds Magdaleno: I'm Hungrier Now, Holding This Belt For Many Years Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury is OFF - Confirms WBO President LIVE Top Rank Tripleheader Results From StubHub in Carson Krzysztof Zimnoch Demolishes Michael Grant in Two Rounds Martin Murray Beats Gabe Rosado, Who Loses Temper Over Scores Khurtsidze Blasts Tommy Langford To Earn Billy Joe Saunders Arthur Abraham Punishes Robin Krasniqi, Wins WBO Eliminator
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement