KHAN GET KOED IN 1ST
Amir Khan KOed by Prescot in round 1. Can Khan ever recover from such a terrible KO lost. Devastating KO by Prescot.
In a huge upset, highly regarded lightweight Amir Khan was spectacularly knocked out in the first round by unheralded Colombian Breidis Prescott on Saturday night at the MEN Arena in Manchester, England. Prescott (20-0, 18 KOs), a 33:1 underdog making his European debut, dropped the previously undefeated WBO #2/WBC #5 rated Khan (18-1, 14 KOs) with two left hooks almost immediately then floored him for the count just 54 seconds into the fight.
"I've got no excuses, the better man won," said a disappointed Amir Khan following his shock 54 second KO loss to little-known Breidis Prescott. "He caught me cold in the first round, it was just one of those fights where I got caught cold. I lost in the amateurs and came back, and I will do the same again. I am going to come back stronger. I am going to take a week off, and then work on all the mistakes. I will be back to the gym, work hard, train a lot harder and come back a totally different fighter." Khan (18-1, 14 KOs) is scheduled to return to the ring on December 6 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. He also commented he plans to remain with trainer Jorge Rubio, whom he worked with for the first time in preparation for this fight.