It all got very lively on Tuesday as Amir Khan and Phil Lo Greco were acquainted for the first time.
The pair are set to meet on April 21 at Liverpool’s Echo Arena in a welterweight contest that has already begun to get personal.
Lo Greco travelled over from Canada promising his fans ‘A Roasting of Amir Khan’ at the press conference and delivered on his promise to get under the Briton’s skin.
As soon as Lo Greco mentioned Anthony Joshua and Khan’s wife though, amidst accusations by the former world champion last year, water was thrown in the direction of ‘The Italian Sensation’.
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Things threatened to go south quickly as both sides waded in, although the final head-to-head was completed without too much further controversy.
Khan, 31, is attempting to get his career back on track after a big loss to Canelo Alvarez, whilst Lo Greco is aiming for back-to-back wins for the first time in six fights.
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