Friday Night Fights: Breidis Prescott Back on American TV with a Whimper

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Friday Night Fights: Breidis Prescott Back on American TV with a Whimper
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Breidis Prescott makes his way back onto American television tonight as a replacement main event on Friday Night Fights.

That sentence tells you how far he has fallen.

Since knocking out Amir Khan in a single round in 2008, Prescott has fallen on hard times. He made an appearance on Friday Night Fights in an unimpressive DQ win over Humberto Toledo.

Since the Toledo win, he has gone 2-2 with the wins coming against nobodies. The two losses were to Miguel Vazquez and recent title contender Kevin Mitchell. The Mitchell loss isn't a really a bad one and neither is the Vazquez loss.

Mitchell recently fought for a title and although he was knocked out by Michael Katsidis, he is a quality fighter.

Vazquez will be fighting one of my favorite fighters, Ji Hoon Kim, in an IBF lightweight title fight. Although both losses aren't bad, they were very disappointing for Prescott.

After knocking Khan out, the future looked very bright. He showed good power, good finishing skills, and decent hand speed in the win over Khan.

He has lived off that fight ever since and although he has showed the same skills, it seems he just fought the right fighter at the right time.

He even goes by the nickname "Khanqueror" and seems happy to be living off this one fight. His opponent tonight is Harrison Cuello.

Cuello is 19-12-3 with 14 knockouts. The record isn't great, but he has faced the best of the best. In his nine years as a pro he has fought Randall Bailey, DeMarcus Corley, Vanes Martirosyan, Edgar Santana, Mike Arnaoutis, Ricardo Williams Jr., and Rashad Holloway.

He has two quality wins over Santana and an old Steve Forbes. Cuello shouldn't pose a test to Prescott, and it should be an easy knockout win.

If Prescott struggles tonight, then the slim hopes of him becoming a top fighter are done.

The supporting bout is the more interesting of the two.

Prospect Prenice Brewer (15-0-1 6 KO) takes on Patrick Lopez (19-2 11 KO) in a light-welterweight fight. Brewer hasn't posted any good wins of his 15 and his best win is over trail horse Christopher Fernandez.

Lopez has two losses on his ledger, but has the better record.

He has lost to Fernando Angulo and Josesito Lopez, but beaten notables Doel Carrasquillo and former title challenger John Brown.

This should be a good step up for Brewer and a close fight. I have not seen enough of these two fighters to make an educated prediction.

Tonight isn't the best Friday Night Fights, but make sure you tune in because, well, free boxing is free boxing.

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