Breidis “The Khanqueror” Prescott
Breidis Enrique Prescott Consuegra (born 3 May 1983 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a Colombian boxer with a reputation as a devastating puncher, with 19 of his 24 wins by way of knockout, with all coming in the first three rounds.
During his amateur career, Prescott fought in the 2003 Pan American Games at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where he lost in the first round to Lucas Matthysse.
In what was one of the biggest upsets in recent British boxing history, Prescott faced favored British prospect, Amir Khan on September 6, 2008, at the M.E.N. Arena, Manchester for the WBO Inter-Continental lightweight title. He defeated Amir Khan after 54 seconds of the first round, handing Khan his first defeat since turning professional.
After two close decision losses in 2009, Prescott made a good turn around in 2010 with a KO win over Jason Davis and a decision over Harrison Cuello. He won his first fight of 2011 against Bayan Jargal.
He lost his fight against Paul McCloskey in a world title eliminator on 10 September 2011 in a unanimous decision. The result proved controversial however; as many observers felt the decision should have gone Prescott's way instead of to McCloskey. During the fight Prescott dominated the early rounds scoring a knockdown in the first round.
Prescott fought Mike Alvarado on November 12, 2011, in Las Vegas, on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez III.
Prescott started out the fight fast, and was able to out-box Alvarado for the first five rounds successfully, building a lead on the scorecards. In the middle and late rounds, Alvarado became the main aggressor, and cut the distance, effectively trading shots with Prescott on the inside, and winning the middle and late rounds. By the 10th round, Prescott seemed out of gas, and Alvarado took advantage launching a large offensive attack in the opening minute of the round. Then, with 1:43 left in the fight, Alvarado knocked Prescott down with left and right uppercuts. Prescott was able to get up, but Alvarado came back with two hard rights sending Prescott to the ropes, and then landed three straight right uppercuts. Prescott was leaning forward, hanging onto Alvarado and not returning fire, prompting the referee to stop the fight with 1:07 left in the bout.
Alvarado was down 87-84, 87-84, and 86-85 at the time of stoppage, in what was a close fight.