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Amir Khan to fight Phil Lo Greco in return to ring

Amir Khan to fight Phil Lo Greco in return to ring

The 31-year-old Amir Khan can’t wait to get back into the ring for the fight against Phil Lo Greco. The upcoming spring promises to be extremely interesting, promoter Eddie Hearn said on Monday. On Tuesday, the boxers are scheduled to meet face to face at a news conference in Liverpool.

The Echo Arena in Liverpool, England will become the place of the new fight, on April 21, Amir Khan will return to the ring for his first fight in nearly two years. The 31-year-old British boxer is going to take on Phil Lo Greco in a welterweight bout, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn announced.

Actually, Khan jumped up two weight classes to challenge Canelo Alvarez for the middleweight title in May 2016 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and recently, Amir signed a three-fight deal with Matchroom Boxing with the plan to return in April to fight again in his native England.

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

Khan said.

Phil Lo Greco (28-3, 15 KOs) is 33 years old, he has experience against quality opponents but has lost both times he stepped up his opposition level:

“Being my first fight in the U.K., I’m excited about the crowd,”

Lo Greco said and added he is looking forward to feeling that energy.

“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. Boxing teaches us, history repeats itself. Once you’re knocked out cold, it only gets worse,”

Greco said.