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Video: Amir Khan Discusses Win Over Lo Greco, The Future

Amir Khan made a blistering return to the ring by beating Phil Lo Greco by knockout inside 39 seconds at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.

The 31-year-old had not fought for two years, since being beaten by Saul “Canelo” Álvarez in Las Vegas in May 2016, and he made up for lost time by knocking the Canadian Lo Greco down twice in the early stages.

Khan, in his first bout on British soil since a points victory over Julio Diaz five years ago, sent Lo Greco to the canvas with a swift one-two combination inside the opening 30 seconds. The super-welterweight contest was over moments later as the Briton’s devastating hand speed pinned his opponent up against the ropes to ensure it was over moments after it had started.

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It meant Khan delivered an emphatic statement to Kell Brook, who was watching on from ringside, before a possible all-British grudge match between the two Matchroom stablemates.

This was the first of a three-fight deal Khan had signed with Eddie Hearn and his promoter had conceded his fighter could not afford a fifth defeat on his record.

That never looked likely and there was no evidence of any ring rust from Khan either after he changed to the trainer Joe Goossen in the buildup to this bout. Lo Greco appeared stunned by Khan’s sheer speed from the outset and, as soon as he dropped him with a right hand, it looked like a foregone conclusion.

There was an eight count on that occasion and moments after the two squared off again, a flurry of left hands from Khan ended it all.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 04-22-2018

His only future is a big fight with Brook, that`s why he came back to UK at hearn, there are no Collazos and Devons in states for him any more.

Comment by turnedup on 04-22-2018

We didn't see enough of a fight to know what Khan has left in the tank. He took care of business, but he was supposed to do just that. We need a fight or two to really see how he…

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