Amir Khan’s trainer Virgil Hunter has warned the British fighter that his upcoming fight against Phil lo Greco won’t be an easy ride.
The 31-year-old Khan hasn’t fought since May 2016, where he lost via a sixth round knockout to Canelo Alvarez.
Since then, the Bolton-born Khan has appeared on reality television show “I’m a Celebrity… Get me out of Here!”, and upon arriving back from filming signed a deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sport.
His return to the ring will see him fight the Canadian Lo Greco, and his trainer isn’t letting him get complacent.
He is bringing credentials. So you can’t look at him as an opponent. You have to look at him as a live fighter. He can call up a fight, with his background and amateur pedigree, he can call up a great fight if he’s motivated enough and make it a real, tough night.
The two shared a feisty press conference which culminated in Khan throwing water over Lo Greco, after the latter made comments about Khan’s personal life.
Khan will fight Lo Greco on April 21 in the Liverpool Echo Arena.