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Photos: Amir Khan Open Workout For Liverpool Ring Return

Amir Khan has vowed that a heated build-up with Phil Lo Greco will only make him more motivated in their April 21 bout. (photos by Mark Robinson)

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The British fighter is returning to the ring at the Echo Arena in Liverpool for the first time since his 2016 defeat to Canelo Alvarez against Lo Greco.

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Their first meeting in front of the media proved a tempestuous one, with the former unified light welterweight champion Khan throwing water over the Canadian following comments made about his wife and family.

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That resulted in a scuffle eventually brought to a halt by security men after undercard fighters Sean Dodd and Tommy Coyle - who were dressed as Batman and Superman - had also attempted to separate the pair.

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Later speaking to Omnisport, Khan said: "I'm very respectful in press conferences and you always see a lot of love and respect between the fighters.

"I just think Lo Greco came today with some disrespectful stuff and the things he was saying were wrong.

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"Going into personal lives and talking about families - you shouldn't do that and I think I kind of put a stop on him. I said, 'Listen, mate, it doesn't go like this'.

"At the end of the day, talk about the boxing. Talk about me getting knocked out, talk about how he's going to beat me and how he's going to train hard for this fight.

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"Why talk about that [Khan's private life] first or talk about anything like that. I just think it's very disrespectful and it'll give me more motivation to go in the ring on April 21 in Liverpool and put a good performance in.

"He's going to be falling on my big shots all the time. He's going to come running on to them. The biggest mistake [he could make] is changing his tactics."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by imvp on 04-18-2018

[QUOTE=STREET CLEANER;18679211]That is the only major fight for those two guys. At this point they shouldn't take any longer to make this matchup. The only problem that I can see is the weight.[/QUOTE] weight will not be a problem. Hearn…

Comment by Motofan on 04-17-2018

Never in a boring fight. You've got to give him that at least.

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 04-17-2018

[QUOTE=BucaRican;18679386]Truth, the constant back and forth on why they are not fighting each other is garbage. The fight should have happend a long time ago. If they don't fight soon and keep losing the sizzle will be like the Junama…

Comment by BucaRican on 04-17-2018

[QUOTE=STREET CLEANER;18679211]That is the only major fight for those two guys. At this point they shouldn't take any longer to make this matchup. The only problem that I can see is the weight.[/QUOTE] Truth, the constant back and forth on…

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 04-17-2018

[QUOTE=CLUBBER!;18679107]Brook should be watching ringside if he really wants the fight, then jump in and interrupt the post-fight interview.[/QUOTE] That is the only major fight for those two guys. At this point they shouldn't take any longer to make this…

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