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McCloskey: Prescott Fight More Dangerous Than Khan

Paul McCloskey is confident he will beat Amir Khan's conqueror Breidis Prescott in Saturday's WBA light-welterweight title eliminator but agrees that it is a "dangerous fight".

Prescott knocked out Khan inside one minute in 2008 but McCloskey remains unruffled ahead of the Belfast bout.

"He's a big hitter...but my plan is to never get hit," said McCloskey.

The Northern Ireland suffered a points defeat on cuts by Khan in a world title challenge in April.

Saturday will see McCloskey making his return to the ring and he scarcely could have chosen a more difficult opponent than Colombian Prescott.

""He's dangerous. I've studied him and I know what I need to do to beat him." added the Northern Irishman.

"This is a more dangerous fight (than the Khan bout).

"Amir didn't do a lot of damage to me even though he threw a lot of punches. This fellow is a more lethal puncher and I'll not be taking any chances."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lest26 on 09-09-2011

he is gona have to be more defensive, this guy has knockout power unlike khan has none, just speed and the clumsy headbutt

Comment by Uncle Rodge on 09-09-2011

Is that a long winded way of saying "I'm not going to leave the dressing room"?

Comment by CharliesRecords on 09-08-2011

You know Khan will be watching this fight....

Comment by dan_cov on 09-08-2011

So McCloskey is planning on being even more defensive than usual, wonderful :grumble:

Comment by BoxerDood on 09-08-2011

If it makes him go to sleep at night, then sure he is Paul lol

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