Khan relishing Lo Greco comeback

30 January 2018 01:52:16 GMTPlus11

Amir Khan has vowed to show the boxing world 'the King is well and truly back' when he faces Phil Lo Greco at Liverpool's Echo Arena on 21st April.

The 31-year-old former unified WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion has been out of the ring for almost two years since a sixth-round stoppage at the hands of middleweight Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in May 2016.

Khan, who has signed a three-fight deal with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing, will face 33-year-old Canadian, Lo Greco, at welterweight and he is expecting a tough test against a man who has been in the ring against the likes of current IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr and former champion, Shawn Porter.

Phil Lo Greco will be coming with everything to win this fight and I'm not going to give him an inch.

Amir Khan

"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."

Meanwhile, George Groves will put his WBA super-middleweight title on the line against British rival and IBO belt holder  Chris Eubank Jr in the semi-finals of the World Boxing Super Series on 17th February.

Groves is 11/8 to win the bout, while Eubank Jr is available at 8/13 to come out on top.

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