By David "Los Gatos" Rosenberg
During the last few days on BoxingScene.com, junior welterweight rivals Amir Khan (26-1, 18KOs) and Breidis Prescott (24-2, 19KOs) have been trading heated words. This coming Saturday at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Prescott faces another former Khan opponent, Paul McCloskey (22-1, 12KOs), in a WBA eliminator.
Prescott is still the only boxer to defeat Khan, knocking him out in 54-seconds in 2008. On December 10th, Khan is scheduled to defend his WBA/IBF titles. No opponent has been set. If Prescott defeats McCloskey on Saturday, he wants to fight Khan in December.
The Colombian boxer is so confident of beating Khan for a second time, he's willing to sign a contract where the winner gets all of the money. Khan believes McCloskey will defeat Prescott, but he's open to staging a rematch "sooner than later" if the Colombian puncher wins.
"Sooner than later? Now I will laugh because you don't even believe your own words. Payday? How about this, I will put up my purse - winner takes all. I guarantee you don't make it out of the first round," Prescott said.
"Not Freddie] Roach, not [Alex] Ariza, and not even your father can grant you the chin you need to withstand stand my power. You are a punk and a fraud. The reason I'm calling you out is because you have the belts and I'mn fighting a WBA eliminator to get to the world title."
"If you punk out again, no problem, then I will fight [Marcos] Maidiana. I knocked you out. Don't forget that you need me more than I need you. You go around talking about Floyd Mayweather. Who are you to fight the best pound for pound fighter in the world? I think its best you run to 147-pounds and avoid another disaster. I bet that happens sooner than later."