Khan hopes to return to past form
Amir Khan, 31-4, 19KO, returns to action this Saturday in his first fight since losing to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez back in May of 2016. It will be the first fight of a three fight deal that Khan signed with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing at the beginning of this year.
Khan will be facing Phil Lo Greco, 28-3, 15KO, who has been in the ring with guys such as Errol Spence Jr and Shawn Porter, suffering losses to both. Although Lo Greco holds a decent record as far as wins and losses, he’s the type of guy that seems to lose as the caliber of his opponent goes up. He’s seems to be the perfect opponent for Khan to look good against, especially coming off a long layoff from the boxing ring.
As long as Khan uses his movement and speed he should be favored to win fairly easy. While considered by many to have elite level talent, Khan has suffered from his chin betraying him on more than one occasion. He must be careful not to get careless and get caught with a shot that could hurt him. He will need to fight off the temptation of trying to stand and trade with Lo Greco.
Lo Greco isn’t known as a big puncher, but as previously mentioned Khan isn’t exactly known as a guy that can take a punch. The former British Olympian has said that he wants to face the best competition out there and Lo Greco is not that, but it’s a start for a guy coming back off a two year layoff. We shall see who will be next should Khan win this fight. One can only imagine that fans in the U.K. will once again be calling for a bout between Khan and his longtime nemesis, Sheffield’s Kell Brook.
Be there on April 21st at the Echo Arena in Liverpool for the return of Amir “King” Khan!!
By: Wilson Urena