Breidis Prescott (24-2 19 KOs), rightfully nicknamed the Kahnqueror, could get the rematch he has wanted against Amir Khan (25-1 17 KOs) in the near future.
According to BBC, Paul McCloskey (22-1 12 KOs) will fight against Prescott in a WBA light welterweight title eliminator in the Odyssey Arena at Belfast Sept. 10.
Prescott is the only man to have handed the young man from Bolton (Khan) his only professional loss with a stunning knockout in the first round. Want to see why everybody thinks Khan has a glass chin? You can watch the stunning knockout right here (skip to 0:40 for the first knockdown).
Prescott then went on to lose two times in a row against Kevin Mitchell and Miguel Vasquez, thus hampering his chance at a world title. Since then, Prescott has won three fights in a row.
McCloskey on the other hand was the last person to have fought Khan in a disappointing six-round technical decision because of an accidental headbutt. The cut over McCloskey's eye wasn't very bad and McCloskey's corner protested when they stopped the fight.
While Khan was schooling McCloskey for six rounds, McCloskey claimed that he was wearing Khan down and he would have won had the ref not stopped the fight. He demanded a rematch, but Khan moved on claiming he was lucky that he even let McCloskey fight for his title.
McCloskey is now on the road to redemption. If he can't face Khan again, winning against the only man to have beaten Khan is the next best thing to do.
Prescott looks to send a message to Amir Khan in this upcoming fight. He wants to send Amir Khan a reminder of their previous matchup by knocking out McCloskey.
If Prescott can win, he can finally have his world title shot and another crack at one of boxing's most prominent stars.
If McCloskey is able to win, he'll finally have a win against a quality opponent. He'll also get another shot to redeem himself against Khan.
This may put a wrench in Khan's plan as he has already laid out his plans going into 2012. Khan hopes that after his fight with Judah (assuming he wins), he'll fight Morales in December, Kell Brook in spring of 2012 followed by a dream match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. by the end of the year.