Published: Sun, April 22, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Khan beats Lo Greco in 39 seconds on British return

Khan beats Lo Greco in 39 seconds on British return

"I wanted to prove a point coming back - I was trained to fight for 12 rounds, I had to make some changes and Phil lo Greco is a risky opponent", Khan told the BBC. I'm here, I want the fight.

Coverage of tonight's boxing bout between Amir Khan and Phil Lo Greco will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event from 9.45pm tonight.

His opponent tonight is a live underdog, Phil Lo Greco an Italian-Canadian boxer who got under Khan's skin at the fight announcement press conference when he mentioned the wife of Khan, it ticked Khan off so much he threw a glass of water in his face.

Inside of 40 seconds Khan dispatched of Lo Greco in emphatic fashion and put his full repertoire of combinations and hand speed on display.

"I've been out the ring for two years", said the victor in reaction to his victory.

That means all eyes will be on Liverpool's Echo Arena, where the Khan vs Lo Greco fight is set to take place. Kell Brook has been living off my name for a long time.

It was as easy as many of Khan's early first-round wins as a professional, but Lo Greco went ten rounds with Shawn Porter five years ago.

"Enjoy my victory. Khan's back".

'Joe's very good at keeping me focused. At the moment I'm a 147 [pounds] fighter.

But Khan says he would not suffer the same fate as Brook if he shared the ring with Errol Spence Jr, who ripped his rival's IBF welterweight title away with an 11th-round stoppage last May.

"Amir, all the fans want the fight, I want the fight, he can go in the jungle and chase stars but when he gets in there with me, I'll make him see stars".

"It was a great performance from Amir Khan", said the promoter.

Amir Khan, 31, said; "I am going to make a big statement on April 21", adding that he is not going to make any mistakes.

Canadian Lo Greco, 33, weighed in at 149.5-pounds before the fight at a sold-out Echo Arena in Liverpool.

Like this: