Amir Khan tipped to beat Phil Lo Greco via KO in this round

Ringside 20/04/2018

Amir Khan will step foot in the ring for the first time in two years to face Canadian Phil Lo Greco this weekend, and leading spread-betting firm Sporting Index predict the ‘King’ will deliver an eighth round knockout in front of the sell-out Liverpool crowd.

The former light-welterweight WBA champion last fought in May 2016 when he was dealt a brutal sixth round knockout at the hands of Mexican Canelo Álvarez in Vegas. However, the traders at Sporting Index believe any knockout this weekend will see Lo Greco on the receiving end.

Khan has won 19 of his 31 bouts by knockout, and the number crunchers at Sporting Index have calculated that Khan will deliver the knockout blow in the eighth round in the 24th minute at the Echo Arena.

If Khan does make it past the Canadian on Saturday night, he could face Kell Brook later this year, and Sporting Index believe that will be an added incentive for the man from Bolton.

Ed Fulton, trading spokesman for Sporting Index, said: “It’s great to see Amir Khan prepare to get back in the ring, and the man known as ‘King’ should be too much for Canadian Lo Greco at the Echo Arena this weekend.

“Phil Lo Greco has a record of being selected for fighters looking to make anticipated comebacks, and Khan’s team will view this as just that. He should outbox Lo Greco, and we fancy Amir to return in style and land an eighth round knockout in this one.

“He’ll want to wrap the fight up as soon as possible, and one eye will surely be on a showdown with Brook later this year. Win this, and it surely won’t be long until that fight is in the calendar.”