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Prescott is Promising Fireworks Against Mike Alvarado

By Keith Idec

Breidis Prescott promised a fan-friendly slugfest Saturday night, when he’ll try to knock off another undefeated contender.

The hard-hitting Prescott (24-3, 19 KOs) suspects unbeaten Mike Alvarado (31-0, 22 KOs) hasn’t encountered anyone quite like him in any of Alvarado’s first 31 professional fights.

“There’s one thing I can assure you,” Prescott said Thursday during a press conference in Las Vegas. “Whoever comes to watch [me] fight, you guys are going to get your money’s worth because I always bring the fireworks. Hopefully, Mike Alvarado’s ready for July 4th on November 12th.”

Their 10-round junior welterweight bout will be one of three televised by HBO Pay-Per-View before the main event that’ll match Manny Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KOs) against Juan Manuel Marquez (53-5-1, 39 KOs) a third time at MGM Grand.

The Colombian-born, Miami-based Prescott is just 4-3 since his stunning first-round knockout of previously undefeated Amir Khan three years ago in Manchester, England. But each of those three losses have come by decision — a 10-round split decision against Miguel Vazquez two fights after he conquered Khan, a 12-round unanimous decision to England’s Kevin Mitchell and another 12-round unanimous decision to Northern Ireland’s Paul McCloskey just nine weeks ago in Belfast.

He was credited with knocking down McCloskey (23-1, 12 KOs) in the first round of their WBA elimination match Sept. 10 and hurt him several times more in their fight. But McCloskey won, 114-113, on two scorecards and 115-113 on the other.

Prescott is certain he won that bout, but he and his handlers are just thankful they got another high-profile opportunity so quickly against Alvarado, of Thornton, Colo.

“We’ve had a great camp and we have a great strategy,” said Eufracio Gonzalez, Prescott’s trainer. “I look forward to everyone watching the fight. I’ve studied Mike Alvarado. He’s a great fighter. He’s 31-0, he’s been matched great and we look forward to exploiting his flaws.”

Keith Idec covers boxing for the Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by vky23 on 11-11-2011

Thats a lie... He didnt say that, watch the press conference he was saying one thing and the guy that was translating for him was saying what he wanted him to say i guess, but i dont see why put…

Comment by Carlos Alberto on 11-11-2011

This guy gasses out after 5, 6 rounds. All you have to do is survive his early power and you should be ok.

Comment by nycsmooth on 11-11-2011

Prescott is all mouth & if he does this he gets ko'd early..what ever he does, Mike wins...

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