Prescott traveled to England for the first bout with Khan.
Colombian Striker Knocked Khan Out in 2008
Light welterweight Amir Khan (24-1, 17 KOs) returned to action on Saturday, taking a tight decision victory over the hard-hitting Marcos Maidana (29-2, 27 KOs) at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Part of the reasoning behind Khan’s team scheduling the bout was to show that the British fighter’s chin could indeed withstand a power puncher, but the man who handed Khan the lone blemish of his professional career says there is only one way for him to redeem that loss.
"Khan said he specifically chose Maidana for an opponent and kept calling that fight his redemption for being knocked out by me,” Colombian boxer Breidis Prescott said. “How does beating anyone other than me make up for what I did to him?"
What Prescott did was catch Khan in the opening minute of a fight in 2008 with a sharp left cross, stumbling the previously unbeaten light welterweight. He then dropped him following a right-left combo, leaving his opponent in a daze. As soon as the action resumed, Prescott attacked and quickly flattened Khan with another left hand, and he would not make it back to his feet. The official time of the stoppage was 54 seconds into the first round.
"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 continued. “I'll go right to his backyard and knock him out again. Maybe he knows that, and that's why he chose someone other than me to try and prove what I did wasn't real?"
Prescott is co-promoted by Warriors Boxing and DiBella Entertainment, and Lou DiBella agreed with his fighter in that the time is now for the two boxers to step back in the ring.
"Saturday night, Amir Khan proved not only his great ability, but his heart," DiBella stated. "It's time to defend against the only fighter who was able to test his chin. He should take the opportunity to try to erase the only blemish on his great record."
Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing shared the same sentiments as well.
“You don't wrestle a polar bear to prove you can beat a tiger. They're two different fighters," he remarked in comparison of Prescott and Maidana. "If Amir Khan wants to erase the memory of what happened to him, there's only one fighter he can do that against. Breidis Prescott is the man who knocked out Amir Khan, so if Khan is looking for true redemption, tell him it's a phone call away."
Prescott last stepped between the ropes in August, taking a unanimous decision victory over Harrison Cuello in Chicago.