Boxing: Amir Khan looking to make ‘big statement’


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Amir Khan has confirmed he is looking to make a ‘big statement’ during his fight with Phil Lo Greco later this month.

The British fighter will be making his return to the ring after a near two-year absence when he takes on Canadian Lo Greco at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on April 21 in a fight that will also be his first on home soil in five years.

Khan, who lost his most recent fight against Canelo Alvarez, admits he is looking to make a ‘big statement’ against Lo Greco and he wants the 33-year-old to be in the best possible shape so he can have no excuses. “I am going to make a big statement on April 21,” said Khan.

“I’m not going to make any mistakes. No fight is easy and I’m very focused on beating Phil and beating him well.

“The hard work has been done and I hope he’s in the best shape he’s ever been in – we gave him enough notice so there’s no excuses, he’s had 11 weeks so he better be looking good because I want to beat him badly at his best.”

The former WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion also confirmed that a victory over Lo Greco is a must if he wants to contest for global titles going forward.

“There’s pressure every time and I know that, if I lose, it’s game over for getting those huge fights,” the 31-year-old added.

Khan is priced at 1.05 to beat Lo Greco, while the Canadian is available at 11.00 and the draw is on offer at 26.00.

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