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Amir Khan Reveals The Exact Moment He Knew Lo Greco Was 'Done'

Amir Khan Reveals The Exact Moment He Knew Lo Greco Was 'Done'

Amir Khan is BACK!

Well, kind of. Figuratively speaking, he's back following a two-year absence. But he still has a point to prove once he mixes it up with elite competition.

Khan, 31, returned to the ring on Saturday night at the sold-out Liverpool Echo Arena, and put on a clinic showing off his blistering hand-speed.

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Khan celebrates beating Lo Greco. Image: PA
Khan celebrates beating Lo Greco. Image: PA

The former unified world champion quickly put away Phil Lo Greco in just 39-seconds of the very first round.

Khan floored the Canadian with a stinging right-hand in the opening exchanges. He then put stopped him with a flurry of shots, with Victor Loughlin waving of the contest.

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And during his post-match press conference, he spoke about his work with trainer Joe Goossen, who he's only been working for a few weeks.

While pin pointing the exact moment he knew Lo Greco was 'done'.

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"Joe's very good at keeping me focused. In the ring he never wanted me to take my eye off my opponent, Lo Greco. Even I was feeling uncomfortable out there," Khan said.

"I was thinking he's not looking back and me and I wanted him to. I was thinking what do I do here? He was looking at me when I came out, but he stopped.

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"That's when I saw in his eyes the fight was lost. When I'm looking at him. He stared at me for a couple of seconds and stopped. Would not look at me up at me. That's when I thought 'He's done now'."

Brook enters the ring and sparks a war of words with Khan. Image: PA
Brook enters the ring and sparks a war of words with Khan. Image: PA
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The Bolton-fighter improves his professional record to 32-4, and it's his first victory by TKO/KO since 2012.

Now under the promotional guidance of Eddie Hearn, he's targeting a world title shot at welterweight, with Errol Spence and Terrence Crawford on his radar.

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Not to mention a mega-domestic dust-up with Kell Brook. The ex-IBF welterweight champion no longer campaigns at 147lbs, but is eager to tangle with his long-time adversary.

Brook vs. Khan?!

Make it happen, Eddie.

Topics: Boxing News, Boxing, Amir Khan, Kell Brook

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Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.