Khan Attacks Lo Greco For “Leftovers” Comment
During Tuesday’s press conference for their upcoming fight, Phil Lo Greco took trash talking a little to far when he referred to Amir Khan’s wife as “leftovers.”
As reported by Boxing Scene, the comment stemming from an incident over the summer in which Khan got into a social media spat with not only his wife Faryal Makhdoom, but heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, who Khan claims slept with Makhdoom.
Following the comment, Khan threw a glass of water at Lo Greco and went after him, nearly had the press conference become a brawl. Luckily before a fight broke out, Eddie Hearn stepped in and bot boxers were restrained.
Now with more motivation, Khan will fight for the first time in nearly two years when he faces Lo Greco on April 21st at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.
“After the Canelo loss, you went on a losing streak,” Lo Greco said to Khan during the press conference.
“Family, wife. Then, wait a minute. Wait a minute. Guys, guys, this is not Pakistan versus India. It’s not a cricket match. Please! Please! And then you go out and you Tweet to the heavyweight champion of the world. What is wrong with you, mate? What is wrong? You go out and you Tweet to the heavyweight champion of the world that he can have your leftovers?”
That’s when Khan went after Lo Greco.
Once order was restored, Hearn admonished Lo Greco for getting “too personal” and the press conference continued. Khan and Lo Greco later went face-to-face for photos at the end of the event.
Khan came to the press conference annoyed with what Lo Greco had been writing about him on social media and saying about him since their fight was announced Monday.
Lo Greco called him a “Khandashian,” comparing Khan’s behavior to that of the reality show dynasty. Khan’s opponent also has made fun of Khan getting knocked unconscious by Canelo Alvarez in his last fight, a sixth-round knockout in May 2016.
Since losing to Alvarez, Khan has been a consistent name found in the London tabloids. Before the 2004 Olympic silver medalist’s appearance late last year on the British reality show, “I’m A Celebrity,” Khan was involved in highly publicized disputes with his wife and family, faced backlash from an X-rated Skype scandal, and went back and forth with Joshua, boxing’s biggest star in England, about whether Joshua slept with Makhdoom.
Khan and Makhdoom have since reconciled. Khan also apologized to Joshua.
Makhdoom has called the Joshua incident “a misunderstanding” over fake screen shots of Snapchat conversations between her and Joshua. She told numerous British media outlets that she has never met Joshua.
Original Report: Boxing Scene