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Jan
2020

Phil Lo Greco wants top names, targets Toronto world title bid

Phil Jay 27/10/2015

Welterweight contender Phil Lo Greco is hoping to land another top fight following a recent comeback stoppage win over Pablo Munguia in Washington.

Lo Greco, 31, had suffered a second defeat in three bouts as Errol Spence added to a loss against Shawn Porter over the summer, although the ‘Italian Sensation’ bounced back in fine style by halting Munguia in five.

With the 147 pound division currently bustling with talent, Lo Greco shouldn’t find it difficult to nail down a big name next time round and says the victory has set him up for bigger things in the future.

“It felt great to get another win,” Lo Greco told World Boxing News.

“I’d been training for about a year to get back the way I wanted to. He was a durable guy that was not supposed to be stopped and I did that.

“Now that I’m back in the win column I want to fight the best as that’s what this sport is about. I needed a year to get back to where I was, in top form and I’ve done that.

“I don’t want any warm ups as I want to fight for a world title at home in Toronto, so to do that I have to face the top guys. I’m hoping to fight in early 2016 and that means it looks like January.”

Asked whether redemption chances are possible against Spence or Porter and what he makes of the division now that Floyd Mayweather has retired, Lo Greco answered: “A rematch with either or is realistic in the future as I just have to keep winning.

“Floyd has gone, so now there’s a chance for the contenders to make names for ourselves. He was clogging up the division and now the spotlight falls on the other fighters,” he added.