Amir Khan has been offered the opportunity to avenge his only career loss, in a rematch with Breidis Prescott, who inflicted the only defeat of Khan’s career.
Prescott has challenged the British WBA light-welterweight champion to face him again in a rematch.
I’ll go right to his backyard and knock him out again,” Prescott said. “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.” – Breidis Prescott
The Colombian boxer inflicted a crushing defeat on Khan in September 2008, knocking him out after just 54 seconds in there fight for the WBO Inter-Continental lightweight title, at the MEN Arena in Manchester.
After the loss to Prescott, Khan re-grouped and moved his training camp to America and the tutelage of master trainer Freddie Roach, who as since made Khan a bonafide world champion and moulded a special raw talent into a slick pound for pound, box office show topper.
Khan made the third defence of his world title against Marcos Maidana on Saturday, coming through a war of attrition and heavy handed bombs of Maidana, to outpoint the Argentinian challenger, knocking him down in the first round and nearly going himself in the last few rounds, but for his sheer will and desire to win and be a success, proving doubters wrong about his heart and punch resistance.
Since Prescott defeated Khan, his career didn’t go the way he would have planned he has lost two of his five bouts post-Khan, including a points defeat to Londoner Kevin Mitchell.
So with nothing to lose, and knowing Khan will never wipe his ghost from his memory, if he doesn’t face him again in the ring, is willing to give Khan the chance willingly to seek his redemption.
Prescott’s co-promoter Leon Margules added: “If Amir Khan wants to erase the memory of what happened to him, it’s a phone call away.”