Khan-Lo Greco Preview
It has been nearly two years since Amir Khan has stepped into a ring for a fight, when he was knocked out by Canelo Alvarez. Now, Khan fights for the first time in the United Kingdom for the first time in five years, as he faces Phil Lo Greco inside ECHO Arena in Manchester.
While speaking with FIGHT SPORTS this week, Khan is excited to perform not only for U.K. boxing fans, but also for fans of the U.K. reality series I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
“It’ll be good to give them a chance to see what I’m really all about,” he added.
“It’s been a few years now since I’ve fought in the UK, it’s gonna be nice to fight for the UK fans. Selling the arena out was not a problem. I think if we had to do it all over again, it would be very easy. There are a lot of people who I could fight against in the UK after so long, and the last couple fights have been in America, I think, just to hype people to see me back here.”
Lo Greco on the other hand is excited to been able to troll not only Khan into getting the fight, but also Khan’s fans who have been sending him mean tweets.
“At the end of the day its all fun and games until someone gets punched in the face.”
While Lo Greco has only three losses in his career, he’s gone 3-3 in his last six fights and walks into Manchester as the underdog on April 21st.
The Khan-Lo Greco fight airs on Sky Sports in the U.K. and streaming on ESPN+ in the United States airing at 22:30 GMT.