I will be first to hold my hand up and say I got this one wrong. I painted this as a routine nights work for McCloskey against a big punching, but otherwise limited brawler. I said McCloskey’s slippery style would cause Prescott nightmares. Simply put, I was wrong.
You could hardly ask for a more fascinating styles clash than this one as former Amir Khan opponents Paul McCloskey (22-1) and Breidis Prescott (24-2) square off in an Eliminator for the WBA Light Welterweight Title. The fight serves as homecoming bout for the Irishman, who is coming off his first career defeat against Khan.