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Lo Greco makes strength addition, eyes Alexander, Maidana or Berto

Phil Jay 12/05/2015

Welterweight contender Phil Lo Greco has been celebrating his Italian culture at the San Gennaro Feast recently ahead of his expected return to action in the summer.

The 30 year-old is keen to build on his eight-round comeback win in March after taking some time away from the sport when losing to Shawn Porter via a wide unanimous decision in May 2013.

Lo Greco is now ready to step-up his opposition on the back of signing with Al Haymon and has made significant changes in his camp, advisor Pietro Biao informed WBN this week.

“After the last training camp for the March 6, 2015 fight went without a hitch, the team decided now would be a good time for a new addition,” said Baio. “We are proud to announce the addition of strength coach Angel ‘Memo’ Heredia and trainer Angel Arzagoitia.

‘Memo’ was the man behind the knockout of Manny Pacquiao at the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez. He also worked with Jean Pascal for the last fight vs Serge Kovalev and was recently called on by Alex Ariza for advice in Floyd Mayweather’s preparation vs Manny Pacquiao.

“While we know Phil has power and strength, we plan to see ‘Memo’ and Angel increase Phil’s speed and agility in the ring. Together we hope to see Phil on the world class level real soon.”

‘The Italian Sensation’ himself added: “I’m in Las Vegas training waiting for Al Haymon to give me a date, but I wanna step up and fight anyone in the top 15 that would put me in a closer position to fight for a world title one day,” he told World Boxing News.

“I don’t think I’ll get a Marcos Maidana fight right now because he’s not in shape, but anyone of that calibre would be great.

“In the meantime I’m training in Las Vegas and I had a good time at the San Gennaro Feast connecting with all my Italian supporters.

“I’m ready to fight and I’m interested in name guys that are with Al Haymon since I’m with him. I want Maidana when fit, but Andre Berto and Devon Alexander – these are the guys that would give me the recognition I want,” said Lo Greco.

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