Prescott: I was robbed in Belfast

By Jonny Stapleton

Breidis Prescott believes he was a victim of a home town decision as he lost to Paul McCloskey in the Odysseys Arena  September 10.

The Columbian knock out specialist lost by margins of 115-113, 114-113 and 114-113 in a WBA world title eliminator most ring side experts believed could have went either way.

However, despite the close nature of the tense and entertaining bout the ‘Khanqueror’ stressed his disgust at the result and all but compared Ireland to the infamous boxing graveyard for away fighters, Germany.

Speaking to www.irish-boxing.com about his clash with McCloskey, who is currently in Marcos Maidana talks, Prescott said

“I believe I won the fight. I don’t think it’s right you need to knock someone out to get a victory in certain countries. It was definitely a home town decision. I think he is great fighter but I was the one whose hand was suppose to be risen.”

It wasn’t all negative from Prescott however, the light welterweight big name was impressed with the Irish crowd and did despite his defeat he stressed he would have no problem returning.
“Ireland was great, the people were great and treated with great respect. I will not have a problem going there again if we meet again. I will be fighting Mike Alvarado on November 12 on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez.”

 

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