Canadian Lo Greco has been named as the opponent for ‘King Khan’ in his first fight in two years, at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, on April 21.
Former world champion Khan will be taking the first step towards getting back to the top of the boxing world after signing a three-fight deal with Matchroom Boxing.
“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.
“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.”
Lo Greco has shared the ring with current IBF world welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr and former holder, Shawn Porter.
The ‘Italian Sensation’ is friends with former Khan opponent Paulie Malignaggi and has already started the social media war, with the ‘Khandashian family’ and #AmirGONE, his opening shots.
“Being my first fight in the UK, I’m excited about the crowd,” said Lo Greco.
“I can’t wait to feel that energy. As much as UK fans love their fighters, they love great fights and I promise just that. This night will go down as one of the best fights ever in the UK.
“I’d like to thank Eddie Hearn, Sam Watson, Al Haymon, and of course, the entire ‘Khandashian’ family for letting your daughter come out and play.
Tale of the Tape – Amir Khan v Phil Lo Greco
“I’m happy Amir decided to yank up his skirt and end his long-going tea party. It was time he manned up. I’ve got a full training camp this time around, there will be no room for error. Amir Khan will be knocked out.
“I’ve noticed Amir loves going more to Dubai, so I’ll send him to Dubai, and he’ll go bub-bye, #AmirGONE.
“Boxing teaches us, history repeats itself. Once your knocked out cold, it only gets worse.”
Khan’s return is part of a huge night of action on Merseyside as Birkenhead’s Sean ‘Masher’ Dodd defends his Commonwealth Lightweight title against Tommy Coyle, and former Team GB Olympians Natasha Jonas and Anthony Fowler and unbeaten super-welterweight Scott Fitzgerald are all in action.
Article courtesy of SKY Sports