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."
he is gona have to be more defensive, this guy has knockout power unlike khan has none, just speed and the clumsy headbuttComment 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 lolPost a Comment - View More User Comments (5)