Amir Khan vs Phil Lo Greco Boxing Fight on takes center stage this Saturday in Echo Arena, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom, with a solid card headlined by the return of one of the most outspoken fighters in the sport: Amir Khan The return to the ring of the former four-division world champion highlights what should be an amazing tripleheader slate this weekend.
Amir “King” Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) will step into the ring for the first time in nearly two years, taking on Phil Lo Greco (28-3, 15 KOs) in a 12-round welterweight bout at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
When we last saw Khan in May 2016, he was putting up a brave but ultimately doomed effort against Canelo Alvarez.
Khan vs. Lo Greco Fight Info
When: Saturday, April 21, 10:30 p.m. BST/5:30 p.m. ET
Where: Echo Arena, Liverpool
TV: Sky Sports (UK)
Live Stream: ESPN+, Sky Go (UK)
Khan, 31, is making a return in a weight class that better suits his strengths and abilities, and against an opponent who is unlikely to cause him many problems.
Khan had moved up two divisions to middleweight for the bout against Alvarez, and though his speed and jab proved surprisingly effective, his chin could not stand up to Alvarez’s precision and power. He suffered a brutal sixth-round knockout, the third loss of his career via stoppage and the fourth overall.
With a suspect chin and a distinct lack of power, Khan is better off in the welterweight ranks.
On the attack, Khan is known for his strong jab and lightning-quick hands. When in control of a bout, he likes to force the issue, stringing together his jab and power punches in rapid combination.