Amir Khan makes his long-awaited comeback to the ring five years since he last fought in the UK on Saturday, 21 April, live from Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Sky Sports.
The 31-year-old has been absent from the ring for almost two years but he will finally return when he takes on fast-talking Canadian Phil Lo Greco.
After a stint in the I’m A Celebrity jungle, ‘King Khan’ returns to the more familiar territory of a boxing ring and the former world champion, now signed to Matchroom Boxing, is intent on once again claiming world honours.
It is two years since Khan was last in action, a failed yet audacious attempt to dethrone Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez of his middleweight crown in May 2016, and the Bolton star will be back at welterweight for his clash with Lo Greco.
The Canadian fighter is no pushover though and, having previously taken Shawn Porter the scheduled distance and shared the ring with Errol Spence Jr, he provides an ideal measuring stick to see where Khan sits in the 147lb ranks.
It is five years since ‘King Khan’ last fought on British soil and, after honing his undoubted boxing talent in the United States, UK fans can finally once again see their favourite in action.
The 31-year-old is rarely ever in a dull fight and, aided by Lo Greco’s aggressive approach, fans can expect another all-action affair.
Khan’s dazzling hand speed and technical prowess make him a firm favourite, but with a somewhat susceptible chin, anything can happen.
The Echo Arena card will be live on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event from 7.00pm on Saturday, presented from ringside by Anna Woolhouse and Johnny Nelson, with commentary from Adam Smith and Carl Froch.
Fans cancan also follow the action via skysports.com, the Sky Sports mobile app and @SkySportsBoxing on Twitter, while live streaming is available to Sky Sports subscribers via Sky Go, or for non-subscribers via a NOW TV pass.
Sky Sports News will be keep fans up-to-date with all the latest build-up, while there will also be two separate shows welcoming Khan’s returns to these shores.
An exclusive Off Limits show sees Anna Woolhouse put the fighter on the spot, and then on Friday evening the JD Ringside show will set the scene ahead of Saturday’s event.
Watch Khan versus Lo Greco from Liverpool on Saturday, April 21, live on Sky Sports.
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Amir Khan v Phil Lo Greco