By Jonny Stapleton
Breidis Prescott plans to bring to an end the Paul McCloskey Amir Khan rematch saga by defeating the Derry stylist on September 10.
The Columbian claims ’Dudey’ should stop worrying about securing a ’King’ Khan return and focus on not getting beat in the pairs WBA world title eliminator.
Prescott also know as the ‘Khanqueror’ after his single round decimation of the now two belt world champ, believes the winner of the former Khan’s foes should get a rematch, but is adamant he isn’t looking past the former British and European champion.
“They can talk all they want about Khan, but they should be worried about me. I am very confident. This is a very important fight for me and my family. After our fight, the winner should earn the right for a rematch with Khan. I am not worrying about Khan my fight is with Paul, I will worry about Khan later,” Prescott told www.irish-boxing.com.
The Miami based puncher is one of two cannon rather than good slingers coming to town early next month.
However, like another noted puncher and a fighter looking to ensure Irish eyes are crying not smiling in the Odyssey Arena, Kiko Martinez, who faces Carl Frampton on the night, Prescott claims there is a lot more to his game than power.
“I am a big puncher but so I am also a good boxer. I am ready for a tough fight and I hope he is ready as well. I am preparing myself for battle. This is a different fight than my Khan fight. Paul is a different fighter. I am training for 12 hard rounds. I will do my best to knock him out but I am ready to do the distance as well. I am ready to fight.”
The only man to beat WBA and IBF light welterweight champion, Khan also stressed he isn’t too worried about travelling or one of the most vocal and partisan followings in boxing the ‘Dudey Army’.
“I am not worried I believe Ireland is a great country and I am looking forward to giving the fans a great fight,”
he added before commenting on McCloskey’s controversial Khan defeat.
“I believe that Khan had the fight in his hands. The 6 rounds that it lasted was a one sided fight.”