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.
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.
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.
"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'."
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.
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.
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