Prescott vs. McCloskey to be Carried Live on ESPN3

U.S.-based boxing fans can watch the Breidis Prescott-Paul McCloskey 12-round WBA light welterweight elimination match at Belfast, Northern Ireland’s Odyssey Arena, Saturday, Sept. 10, at 3:45 p.m. ET on ESPN3, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE.

The bout will feature the classic boxer/puncher match-up as Colombia’s Prescott (24-2, 19 KOs), is an offensive force with power in both hands and Ireland’s McCloskey (22-1, 12 KOs) is a classic boxer with excellent technique.

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Looking ahead, both fighters say they will be looking to use the other as a stepping stone back into the ring with WBA “Super” Champion Amir Khan. Prescott dealt Khan his only loss in 2008 via knockout and McCloskey dropped an abbreviated six-round decision to Khan last April.

About ESPN3

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