Prescott: I Need a New Claim to Fame!
Miami (via Colombia) power puncher Breidis Prescott (25-4, 18 KOs) says he has mixed emotions about no longer being the only fighter to ever put Amir Khan to sleep. While Prescott did it to Khan in 2008 in less than one round, Danny Garcia was able to join the exclusive club last Saturday when he laid out the now-former champion in four rounds.
Prescott is currently in hard training for his upcoming junior-welterweight battle against Francisco “Gato” Figueroa (20-4-1, 13 KOs) of Bronx, New York in the main event of Warriors Boxing’s “Miami Warfare II” event at the MACC at the Doubletree Hotel in Miami, Florida, on Saturday, August 18.
“In a way, I enjoyed the notoriety of being the only fighter to ever knock him out,” explained Prescott, “but it was also pretty clear he was never going to face me again. I chased him for years offering him the chance to redeem himself and he was always too frightened to take it. Now that there’s a new guy at the top of the division, maybe he’ll have a little more courage to take the tough fights against guys like me.”
Before actively pursuing a match between the two “Khanquerors”, himself and Garcia, Prescott must first get by a very talented Figueroa in a fight that is not a mere tune-up.
“He’s a good fighter,” said Prescott of Figueroa, “but he can’t take my power. No one can when I’m feeling as good as I am now.”
Prescott says seeing Khan again get stretched in a fight has given him new motivation: “I need a new claim to fame! I’m going to have to knock out somebody else at the top of the division. I like being the first to knock someone out. I’m the power punching pioneer!”
In the eight-round super featherweight co-main event that night will be Miami (via Cuba) power puncher Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (16-0, 11 KOs) facing Mexico’s Alejandro Rodriguez (14-6, 7 KOs).