Amir Khan can’t seem to ever do anything right in the eyes of many boxing fans. Same can be said for his new promoter Eddie Hearn, judging by the baptism of fire they’ve received today following the announcement of Khan’s comeback opponent.
Khan faces Phil Le Greco of Canada on April 21st in Liverpool’s Echo Arena and it will be the first time in nearly two years that Khan has fought since losing to Canelo Alvarez in May of 2015.
By vicious knockout on that occasion.
Since then he’s gone through a number of personal problems out of the ring but in true boxer fashion, has fought through them and come back stronger than ever.
He has reunited with his wife following a temporary split and this past few months has built his name even more among casual sports fans and even non sports fans, following a highly entertaining stint on TV reality show “I’m A Celeb.”
Well, despite all that, it seems he can’t do any right following the news today that he’s fighting Phil La Greco:
Here goes Eddie again with his taxi drivers ?
— richard gallagher (@richyg2215) January 29, 2018
Is that him that used to be in Eastenders?
— Anthony Waterston (@TonyWaterston) January 29, 2018
— David Goddard (@DaioGoddard) January 29, 2018
Woooow, steady on Amir…This guy is ranked 7th in the fighting Nation of…..Canada ????
— Ry Wat (@RyWatbox) January 29, 2018
— Raymond Tee (@The_Ming88) January 29, 2018
frampton fight it is then
— Rio Tonka (@RioTonka1) January 29, 2018
I don’t no much about lo Greco I’ve only seen 2 of his fights vs Spence and porter and I didn’t even no that was him
— jamz khan (@isa_jamel_khan) January 29, 2018
Oh dear oh dear… from Canelo Alvarez to ???????????? pic.twitter.com/x1ZTmUlAdd
— Steven randall (@utd4ever28) January 29, 2018
Erm, Lo Gre-who? Yes it’s a tune up fight but thought quality barrier may be slightly higher
— Akhlaq Hanif (@Akhlaq1386) January 29, 2018
— KP Not Nuts (@kpuk76) January 29, 2018