Breidis Prescott has demanded a rematch with Paul McCloskey following the Irishman’s unanimous 12 round points win against him in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Saturday evening.
McCloskey,23-1-(22), was judged a 115-113 and 114-113(twice) winner on all three judges cards at the Odyssey Arena but Colombian born Prescott believes he did more than enough to win and was robbed by a home town decision.
Speaking after the fight Prescott said: “He(McCloskey) 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 [the judges] were swayed by that, but let’s be clear; I did more than enough to win this fight anywhere but in Ireland.”
Prescott, 24-3-(19),had pushed for a rematch Amir Khan, the man he bombed out in style a few years ago and added: “I guess Khan is happy now because he can avoid me longer. I would love a McCloskey rematch on neutral ground but after the beating he took, I doubt he would fight me again.”
Prescott did indeed build up a handy lead during the first half of the fight and managed to gain an extra point from a questionable knockdown in the opening round but McCloskey rallied in the second half of the fight as Prescott began to tire.
September 12, 2011