By Jonny Stapleton
His English might not have been the greatest but his six finger salute at yesterday’s press conference said it all.
Breidis Prescott isn’t quite predicting a repeat of his sixty second Amir Khan demolition, rather suggesting he will eliminate Paul McCloskey’s world title hopes before the sixth round of their mega clash in the Odyssey Arena this Saturday night.
The two top ten light welterweights trade leather for the right to challenge WBA champion Marcos Maidana and The Khanqueror, whose team were again full of Khan rematch talk, boldly predicted he will take the short route to victory and leave McCloskey and the Dudey Army disconsolate.
Prescott also pleaded with the former European champion not to saddle up and do his best Lance Armstrong impression, urging the Derry star to put the pedal to metal give the fans an all action dust up.
“I am delighted to be hear in Belfast and to be fighting in this fight. I have had perfect training camp and I have a good great game plan worked out. Hopefully Paul has prepared as well as me and we have a good fight. I don’t see the fight going past six rounds and after I win I want to fight Amir Khan,” Prescott explained in the Hilton Hotel yesterday.
“I want to put on a great show for the Irish fans. Hopefully Paul McCloskey comes to fight and doesn’t run around the ring. I will have my info red aim on him. Paul has never meet a fighter with my power. I just hope when I put my hands on him he doesn’t turn into Lance Armstrong and try and pedal away. Irish people have good fighters who come to fight, like Matthew Macklin and hopefully Paul will do the same.”