Phil Lo Greco has called Amir Khan a mentally weak fighter, and has now proven his ability to get under Khan’s skin during today’s kickoff press conference. The fighters were on hand at the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool, England to formally announce their April 21 fight, and after trading a few insults with one another, Lo Greco made some comments about Khan’s very public marital dispute which sparked this fracas.
#KhanLoGrego Presser erupts after the Canadian launches a personal attack on Khan #BackToBusiness pic.twitter.com/MzaEaZVQtf— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) January 30, 2018
Apparently Khan has learned a thing or two from his stint on reality television, where hurling a drink at your adversary is the go-to move of choice. The melee forced the press conference to come to a brief halt as organizers tried to reel things back under control. Thankfully both Batman and Superman were in attendance.
You couldn’t make it up!— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) January 30, 2018
Batman (@SeanMasher) & Superman (@TommyCoyle89) help bring calm to the situation!
Mad few minutes as order is restored... #KhanLoGreco #BackToBusiness pic.twitter.com/OKlwPZvzOk
Obviously there’s no love lost between Khan and Lo Greco and it seems that Lo Greco, knowing he’ll be a big underdog in this fight, is attempting to get in Khan’s head to force him out of character. So far, so good.