Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Paul McCloskey: If I Focus on Boxing, I'll Beat Prescott

By Mel Ohlhoft

Junior welterweight Paul McCloskey (22-1, 12KOs) is counting down the days for his WBA title eliminator against Colombia's Breidis Prescott (24-2, 19KOs); taking place on September 10 bout at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast. It marks the first ring appearance for McCloskey since April's technical decision loss to WBA/IBF champion Amir Khan, who Prescott knocked out in 54-seconds in 2008.

“The last four or five weeks have been pretty intense but my training is coming along nicely,” said McCloskey to Bourne Local. “You have your good days and bad days but everything’s going well. I am really looking forward to the fight and hopefully I win.”

McCloskey's dream is to gain another shot at Khan. If he manages to defeat Prescott, he feels confident that Khan will consider the possibility of a rematch. In order to win, McCloskey will have to do what he does best - box - and stay away from the power punches of Prescott.

“He’s a dangerous hitter,” said McCloskey. “He’s the only fighter ever to knock Amir Khan out so I will have to be wary. Boxing is what I do best so if I can do that against Breidis then I am sure that I will be able to win.”

“I’ve brawled as opposed to boxed in a few of my previous fights. I did it against Lauri [Giuseppe] in the King’s Hall last year and although I won the fight I didn’t make it easy for myself. I can’t make the same mistake against Prescott - I know what I am good at and that’s boxing so, like I said, if I stick to my plan then I am sure that I can win.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Slyboots on 08-30-2011

I think it's hilarious that Amir Khan has a fight revolved around him. :lol1: Seriously, what the hell is the point of this fight? It's not like Khan is ever gonna fight either of these guys again.

Comment by UglyPug on 08-30-2011

[QUOTE=shenmue;11058424]Really want Prescott to win by KO but i can see mcCloskey winning a boring UD.[/QUOTE] lets make a wager! this is one of those "up in the air" fights. . . 7 milly! chump change!

Comment by shenmue on 08-30-2011

Really want Prescott to win by KO but i can see mcCloskey winning a boring UD.

Comment by UglyPug on 08-30-2011

Ill have 7 million on 'Closky. . . takers?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Enrico Koelling Helping Erik Skoglund Prepare For Callum Smith Maybe there are worse things in boxing than Mayweather-McGregor Mayweather Vows: This Fight Won't Be Dull - It's Kill or Be Killed! Carlos Molina Hits Santo Domingo For Carlos Adames Clash Eddie Alvarez: McGregor Has Very Real Shot To KO Floyd Early Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Plans October Return, Eyes Martin Murray Cortez: McGregor a Very Powerful Puncher, Has Great Potential Amanda Serrano is Latest To Consider a Jump To MMA McGregor: Conditioning is Not an Issue Against Mayweather Jessie Magdaleno vs. Cesar Juarez Clash is Close For October Holyfield: Joshua Must Think About His Image, Forget Tyson Fury Kyoguchi Wins IBF World Title: Ryoichi Taguchi, Kono Get KO Wins Eubank Sr: James DeGale is "Suspect" For Not Entering WBSS Omar Figueroa: Mayweather-McGregor a Joke, Slap in The Face Garcia Open to Staying at 140, Moving Up to 147 After Broner Charlo: Jacobs Exploited Golovkin's Flaws, Better Than Canelo Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather-McGregor, Ward-Stevenson Frank Warren on Haye-Ringstar TV Deal, Signings in The UK Aloyan Gets WBC Belt in Second Pro Fight, Fedor Chudinov Wins Wilder's Manager Concerned That Stiverne Missed His Drug Test Mayweather: I Can't Move Like I Did Before, I'm Going Toe To Toe! Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson: Roots of a Success Story Jhonny Gonzalez Blasts Rosales in Two, Wants Miguel Berchelt Deontay Wilder's Manager: It Makes Sense To Fight Luis Ortiz! Miguel Berchelt Wants To Fight Again in 2017, Not Rushing Return Jose Pedraza vs. Mickey Bey in Talks For August 22, Las Vegas Gilberto Ramirez: I Won't Let Jesse Hart Run, I Want Him To Fight Malignaggi: McGregor Can Exploit Things, Have His Moments David Allen Drops, Stops Tom Dallas in Three Rounds Gassiev Sees No Reason For Lebedev Rematch After WBSS Refusal Joe Cortez Helping Conor McGregor Prepare For Floyd Mayweather Mayweather: Believe I Can't Read and Spell? I Made $800 Million! Frank Warren: Mayweather, McGregor - Big Talk, Will They Deliver? Garcia: Non-Title Fight Vs. Broner Still Biggest of Our Careers Mairis Briedis vs. Mike Perez on September 30 in Latvia Top Rank VP: Pacquiao-Horn Was Close, 117-111 Created Issue Lomachenko: I'm Ready To Fight Guillermo Rigondeaux Next! Garcia Expects Broner to Be Biggest Puncher He Has Faced Yarde Would Love To Emulate Roy Jones, Win Title at Heavyweight Amanda Serrano-Edina Kiss: Still Worth a Look on Delay
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement