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Prescott desperate for Khan rematch

Phil Jay 02/05/2011

They say every dog has its day. Well Breidis Prescott had his, but continues to bark at Amir Khan for an unwarranted rematch with the WBA light-welterweight champion after his one round knockout win against the Briton in 2008.

Since that fateful night at the MEN Arena in Manchester, England, Khan, 24, has gone on to become a fully-fledged world champion and blossomed into a real pound for pound contender, with the potential to reign as champion for a long time to come.

In stark contrast to that, 27 year-old Prescott hasn’t won a bout of any significance. Five months after his stunning win, he won a disqualification decision against Ecuadorian Humberto Toledo, who amazingly, whilst ahead on the scorecards, decided to bite the Colombian and was duly thrown out by referee Telis Assimenios.

Prescott then lost a split decsion to Miguel Vasquez to suffer his first defeat, as he laboured to a points loss on the night despite putting the Mexican down in the first. He then travelled back to England to face Kevin Mitchell and was out-classed by the Londoner to succumb to back-to-back defeats.

In the last year, Prescott has got back to winning ways with two unconvincing performances against two unknown journeymen with 18 losses between them and a routine win over unkown Mongolian Bayan Jargal in late April. For me, the ‘Khanqueror’ no way warrants a shot at any world title in the near future, which is why his baiting of the champion, is not without a hint of desperation.

Talks between WBA champ Khan and WBC and WBO belt holder Bradley seem to be stalling at the moment, with Bradley being given a deadline of tomorrow to sign for the fight. Khan though has three options that come before a Prescott rematch and he can only hope bouts with Judah, Morales or Maidana fall through so he could be considered at the bottom of the list.

With Khan looking to unify the division by the end of this year, I can only imagine it being a huge step back for the Olympic silver medallist and personally believe it would be a routine victory for Khan, who has learned so much from the defeat and would not make the same mistakes again.