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Khan: I Should Have Never Taken Canelo Fight - He Was Too Big

As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, Amir Khan will fight Phil Lo Greco in his long-awaited British comeback, live on Sky Sports.

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.

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"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.

Khan has been out of the ring since getting knocked out cold by Canelo Alvarez in Ma of 2016.

For that fight, Khan moved up to a catch-weight of 155-pounds to challenge Canelo for his WBC middleweight title - a move which the Bolton boxer now admits was a big mistake.

“Honestly, it’s a fight I should never have gone into because he was physically too big. I had my chances, I thought I could outbox him and be smart and not get hit but obviously he got me with a big shot," Khan told Boxing News.

“Before that, everything was going well but it’s boxing and you are going to get hit and you are going to get hit with big shots and he caught me with a tremendous overhand right that would have knocked most people out. But as an experience if I’d never taken that fight I would always have thought, ‘What would have happened?’ Now I’ve done it I can say I tried it, it didn’t work for me and that’s not going to happen again – where I move up in weight and make the same mistake.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pusnuts on 01-30-2018

[QUOTE=D4thincarnation;18447407]He is smarter in the ring than out of it. He really is a fool. Khan is a basic fighter, a great jab, a great one two, very fast hands and lightening quick simple combinations. Only got one dimension but…

Comment by D4thincarnation on 01-30-2018

[QUOTE=IBOX4LIFE;18447549]Khan barely beat Algieri and you're trying to tell me Mayweather ducked Khan. HILARIOUS!! Mayweather saw right through Khan's charade and was having none of it. If Khan had fought his way to Mayweather then maybe but Floyd was not…

Comment by FrankieClutch on 01-30-2018

Well no sh.t, Sherlock

Comment by sterilizer on 01-30-2018

[QUOTE=VatoMulatto;18445689]Didn't Khan get $13 million for the Canelo fight? That kind of money would make anyone at 147 to move up. The money was so good he couldn't say no. Khan had nothing to lose and made some serious money,…

Comment by Hairy Sachs Ave on 01-30-2018

Wasn't Lo Greco at one time going to fight Malignaggi? I bet Khan vs Porter will be after this. If Khan beats Porter, expect Khan vs Garcia II.

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