Official: Amir Khan Comeback Opponent, Date and Venue Confirmed

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Bolton’s Amir Khan will officially make his return to the sport of boxing for the first time in nearly two years this year.

Khan will fight at Liverpool’s 02 Arena on April 21st. He’ll fight Phil Lo Greco on his comeback to the sport. Speaking today Khan said:

“I can’t wait to get back into the ring on April 21 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool,” said Khan. “Phil Lo Greco will be coming with everything to win this fight and I’m not going to give him an inch. He’s an aggressive fighter who is always looking to press the fight and come forward. That makes for a very exciting and action-packed fight for the fans.”

He added:

“He’s shared the ring with the likes of Spence Jr and Porter, so he’s operated at the highest level. I respect him as a fighter and know he will be coming with big ambitions but I’m going to put on a great performance and prove to the boxing world that the ‘King’ is well and truly back.”

It will mark the first fight for Khan in boxing since been knocked out to Canelo Alvarez in May 2015 in Las Vegas in what was his first and only fight at middleweight.

His fight next up will take place at his normal weight class of welterweight (147lbs).