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Lo Greco talks June US TV return, open to Van Heerden IBO clash

Phil Jay 15/03/2013

Undefeated welterweight Phil Lo Greco is ready to extend his perfect 25-fight record as the ‘Italian Sensation’ gears up for a summer return to action.

In the 28 year-old’s last outing in November, Lo Greco was dropped in the first round, before going on to stop Daniel Sostre in seven rounds and sees the experience as just part of boxing.

“There is no lucky punch in boxing and anyone can get knocked down, but it’s what happens next determines the fighter you are and we know the result from that fight,” Lo Greco explained to World Boxing News.

“I have my TV date now for June and I expect to keep my run going then. I was hoping for a fight with Josesito Lopez or Jesus Soto Karass, but will fight any top level guy.”

Lo Greco is in the reckoning for a possible world title fight in the near future and with IBO champion Chris Van Heerden looking for a US fight in the summer, the Canadian is willing to offer the South African a potential clash.

“I was hoping for a world title shot by the end of the year and to get that I have to keep winning, although if Van Heerden needs a US date, I have one there for him,” said Lo Greco.

“To be honest, I don’t know who he is, but I wished Matthew Hatton good luck against him on Twitter and we tweeted each other saying maybe our paths will cross.

“He lost though, but if Van Heerden wants to fight me instead, he has to come to the US where it counts as I won’t go to South Africa,” he added.