Welterweight contender Phil Lo Greco is ready to get his career moving again after spending 22 months in the wilderness on the back of suffering his solitary career loss.
The 30 year-old lost out in dominant fashion to Shawn Porter in May 2013, Lo Greco’s first reverse in 26 bouts, which led to the ‘Italian Sensation’ taking stock of his standing in the sport and eventually to making necessary changes.
Now after signing with renowned boxing figure Al Haymon and with a renewed vigour, Lo Greco aims to put himself right back in the frame at 147lbs beginning with a victory on his return under the Premier Boxing Champions banner next month.
“I am back in the ring on March 6 against an opponent to be announced and will be fighting at 147,” Lo Greco informed World Boxing News.
“I’m a true welterweight, I’m ready and I believe the fans will see me at my best at 147. I plan to rebuild my reputation and bring myself to the next level as I am focused like never before.”
On working with Al Haymon, Lo Greco added: “Al has been great. I can’t complain and I’m thankful to be part of his stable.
“I think boxing will have the reputation and recognition that it should have from the deal between the PBC and NBC meaning boxers will be rewarded with the popularity we deserve. Only good positive things can come out of this, in my opinion.
“I just have to do my job as I think 2015 is the most important year for me which will open massive opportunities for next year. A title shot and big fights are most important and I am focused on getting there as soon as possible.
“I just want to thank my supporters for believing in me and the major sponsors that have supported me. Casa Mia Ristorante, Pillitteri Winery, ACG (Atlantic Collision Group) PhysioMed, Van Mills and also WBN who I much appreciate for the interviews.”
More information on Lo Greco’s much-awaited comeback will be announced soon.