As Amir Khan closes in on his return to action on April 21st against Phil Lo Greco, the welterweight fighter is still holding on to hard feelings stemming from their press conference where Lo Greco made fun of Khan’s marital issues.
“He got personal and he’s going to pay,” said Khan, who takes on Lo Greco at welterweight. “Talk about boxing, talk about me getting KOd or getting beat – but going into my personal life is disrespectful and that’s made me angry. I want to show him who’s boss and put it on him. He’s an idiot and he’s going to be put in his place on April 21.”
Khan would continue by saying Lo Greco only added fuel to his fire and that he’s been having a great training camp so far. And, to be fair, Lo Greco was specifically chosen as a comeback opponent because he’s highly unlikely to win, so Khan also mentions that promoter Eddie Hearn has him lined up for two marquee fights after this which will see him recapture a world title.
“Welterweight is where I want to be winning world titles. The next two fights are going to be huge marquee names that make me a two-weight world champion. (Promoter) Eddie (Hearn) knows what I want and he’s got the plans down.”
In the meantime Khan will get the opportunity to teach Lo Greco some manners in just a couple of weeks at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.