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Amir Khan vs. Breidis Prescott

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2008-09-06 : Amir Khan 134½ lbs lost to Breidis Prescott 134½ lbs by KO at 0:54 in round 1 of 12

  • WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight Title (Khan's 1st defense)
  • Promoter: Frank Warren

Summary

"Just how dangerous is Prescott?" said the ring commentator as the bout began. Prescott was in magnificent physical condition, headed aggressively towards his opponent from the opening bell and took the fight to Khan. Prescott threw accurate left and right hand power punches which connected and put Khan on the canvas immediately. Khan beat the count but was wobbly and in trouble. Prescott rushed forward, resumed his nonstop attack and finished his opponent by throwing left and right hand power shots, leaving Khan on his back on the canvas knocked out. "He's (Amir Khan) counted out, and it's one of the biggest stunners in British boxing history in the modern era," said fight commentator. "The road from amateur stardom to a professional world championship really is a boulevard of broken dreams, and I'm afraid to say, Khan's dream has been broken tonight, that is a bad knockout, goodness me." Free broadcast went out live over the internet. "We knew he (Prescott) was a dangerous puncher," said Frank Warren, promoter of the bout, noting Khan's new trainer Jorge Rubio had recommended the bout. In an interview with Sky Sports after the bout, former WBC lightweight champion Jim Watt expressed the universal sentiment Khan was pushed 'a step too far'. "It's a big jump from where he's been and where he was tonight," noted Watt. Khan, who switched trainers from Oliver Harrison to Rubio in July 2008, replaced Rubio with Freddie Roach after this bout.

Next Day in the Gym Interview with Amir Khan (7 Min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xtjru2fKbo&feature=related

Amir Khan 09/06/08 vs Breidis Prescott (5 Min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAnTS9YWr-A&feature=related

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