Khan vs. Lo Greco made official
It’s official: Toronto’s Phil Lo Greco will get his wish, a bout against highly-touted former welterweight world champion Amir Khan.
The bout will take place April 21 in Liverpool. Matchroom Boxing made the bout official with a press release on Monday, Jan. 29. The two are expected to meet face-to-face at a press conference on Jan. 30.
The agreed upon weight for the fight is 149 lbs. with a maximum of 150 lbs.
“I can’t wait to get back into the ring,” Khan said. “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.”
Lo Greco is 3-3 in his last six bouts, with losses to Errol Spence Jr. and Shawn Porter. His last outing, a majority decision over Mexican Jeseus Gurrola was a majority decision victory in June of 2017.
Khan has been out of action since a devastating knockout loss to Canelo Alvarez in May of 2016.
Lo Greco has commenced with a sexist attack on Khan’s personality, comparing him to the Kardashian family with his rendition, the ‘Khandashian’.
He continued the assault, saying he’ll knock Khan out.
“I’m happy Amir decided to yank up his skirt and end his long-going tea party,” Lo Greco said. “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.”