Amir Khan talks facing Phil Lo Greco, expects action-packed fight

Khan v Lo Greco 29/01/2018

Amir Khan has a name to focus on following the confirmation of his comeback opponent by Matchroom Boxing on Monday.

WBN learned last week that trainer Virgil Hunter had massive input into who would be chosen, with Canadian-Italian Phil Lo Greco eventually getting the nod.

The pair will trade blows on April 21 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool at a weight of around 147 pounds (but not yet stipulated) and Khan is expecting Lo Greco to bring a solid challenge.

“I can’t wait to get back into the ring on April 21 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool,” said Khan.

“Phil Lo Greco will be coming with everything to win this fight and I’m not going to give him an inch. He’s an aggressive fighter who is always looking to press the fight and come forward.

“That makes for a very exciting and action-packed fight for the fans.

“He’s shared the ring with the likes of Spence Jr and Porter, so he’s operated at the highest level.

“I respect him as a fighter and know he will be coming with big ambitions but I’m going to put on a great performance and prove to the boxing world that the ‘King’ is well and truly back.”

Khan, 29, signed with Eddie Hearn in a bid to move one step closer to a blockbuster UK clash with Kell Brook, which could happen by the end of 2018 or in the summer of 2019.

The Bolton man is hoping to land a world title shot at 147 pounds before moving up, following on from a reign as super-lightweight king between 2009 and 2011.