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Prescott offers Khan chance at revenge

ESPN staff
December 15, 2010

Breidis Prescott, who inflicted the only defeat of Amir Khan's career, has urged the WBA light-welterweight champion to try and gain revenge in a rematch.

The Colombian fighter meted out a humiliating defeat on Khan in September 2008, knocking him out after just 54 seconds of their battle for the WBO Inter-Continental lightweight title.

The embarrassing loss threatened to cause permanent damage to Khan's career, but he has since recovered in some style under the tutelage of master trainer Freddie Roach.

The Bolton fighter made a third successful defence of his world title against Marcos Maidana at the weekend, in the process answering doubts about his chin that surfaced after Prescott turned his lights out.

By contrast, Prescott's star is on the wane - he has lost two of his five bouts post-Khan, including a points defeat to Kevin Mitchell. Nonetheless, he insists he has what it takes to crush the Brit again - and his hopes of a bout have been boosted by his willingness to travel to England, where Khan hopes to fight next.

"I'll go right to his backyard and knock him out again," Prescott said. "If he wants his true redemption, if he truly wants to prove what happened was a fluke and remove all doubt from his name, then let's do it again."

Prescott's co-promoter Leon Margules added: "If Amir Khan wants to erase the memory of what happened to him, it's a phone call away."

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