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McCloskey vs Prescott: Paul is Aiming To Outdo Khan

Paul McCloskey will take on Colombian Breidis Prescott in a WBA Light Welterweight title eliminator in Belfast on 10 September.

The Dungiven fighter will make his return to the ring at the Odyssey Arena after his controversial points defeat to Amir Khan in April.

Prescott, who is three years younger than McCloskey at 28, is the only fighter to have beaten Khan.

The shock win over Khan in 2008 is one of Prescott's 19 knock-out victories.

The Miami-based Prescott stopped Khan inside a minute of the opening round.

"I promise that if Amir is watching, and he happended to forget what occurred back in 2008, I will give him a reminder by my performance on 10 September." said Prescott on Tuesday.

"I can only hope that after I win, Amir keeps his promise and gets back in the ring with me."

McCloskey lost out to WBA champion Khan in Manchester after a clash of heads in the sixth round.

It resulted in a cut above McCloskey's eye and after consultation with the ringside doctor the referee stopped the fight.

"The Amir Khan experience was obviously disappointing but what better way to come back from that than by beating the only man to have ever beaten him," said promoter Eddie Hearn.

"Paul is one win way from another crack at a world title and it's going to be a special night at the Odyssey."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Weebler I on 07-21-2011

[QUOTE=LegendOfLink;10863620]Yeah, McCloskey is a punk for beating up a guy who knocked out Khan! LOL, who stopped the McCloskey/Khan fight anyways? Corrupt British officials? That stoppage was worse than any stoppage of Calzaghes.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=King Kong;10863659]The stoppage was terrible, but McCloskey…

Comment by Leohappy on 07-21-2011

[QUOTE=Phatfarm1980;10864404]Prescott is doing all the right things to try and get back into the ring with Khan. But, in all fairness 'if' Khan gets past Judah I believe he will be done with the 140 division. Unless Bradley wants it!!…

Comment by Apathetic on 07-20-2011

should be easy to outdo khan, all he has to do is last longer than 1 minute

Comment by puga on 07-19-2011

it does'nt matter if he outperforms khan coz khan beat him.......

Comment by chiguy91 on 07-19-2011

good matchup i suppose, good luck to mccloskey, but i'll be rooting for prescott, i'd love to see him run right through mccloskey and then fight maidana

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