Prescott: I Was Robbed, I Guess Amir Khan is Happy
Colombian slugger Breidis "The Khanqueror" Prescott (24-3, 19 KOs) can't help but feel wronged by the controversial loss he suffered Saturday against Paul McCloskey (23-1, 12 KOs) in the Irishman's backyard, the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Fighting in a 12-round WBA light welterweight elimination bout, Prescott knocked McCloskey down, bloodied his nose, won a wide majority of the rounds and had him out on his feet at the final bell.
Despite that, the exclusively European officials turned in verdicts of 114-113, 114-113, and 115-113 for McCloskey.
"He would miss me completely or hit my gloves and the crowd would roar and the people at ringside would jump to their feet in ecstasy, screaming and yelling right behind the judges. I guess they were swayed by that, but let's be clear. I did more than enough to win this fight anywhere but here in Ireland."
Boxing writers and fans across the Internet would seem to agree, as news sites and forums are abuzz with opinions ranging from disappointment to outrage with the scoring.
"When they were about to read the scores, the only question was how much did Breidis win by," said Prescott's co-promoter, Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing. "He landed the harder, cleaner shots and hurt McCloskey several times. Unfortunately, this wasn't as surprising as it should be. It's very tough to win on road, which is bad for boxing in the long run."
One person watching the fight who probably breathed a sigh of relief after the bad decision: WBA Light Welterweight Champion Amir Khan, whom Prescott has already destroyed once.
"I guess Kahn is happy now because now he can avoid me longer," said Prescott. "I would love a McCloskey rematch on neutral ground, but after beating he took, I doubt he would fight me again."
prescott won this, **** like this pisses me off, boxing is full of clear cut robberies but most come in the usa for americans, lol, nyahahahahaComment by BattleAxePurist on 09-12-2011
prescott needs some counseling this is really unhealthy to continue on with this sort of behavior it's unbecoming of a man diq riding shouldn't be a life style can't imagine what he'll do now that he knows he'll never get…Comment by luke1979 on 09-12-2011
114 to 114 if you dont score the 1st round KD which I didnt as it wasnt a legal blow that caused him to touch the canvas. A draw on my score but if you gave Prescott round 4 and/or…Comment by lest26 on 09-12-2011
yeah it was a clear robbery, the judge that had it 115-113 must have wrote his score card out During the introduction and gone to the bar for half an hour, its insane Mckloskey took a beating in the first…Comment by mathed on 09-12-2011
Khan is dancing around now, happy as a larkPost a Comment - View More User Comments (54)