Amir Khan vs Phil Lo Greco Betting Tips, Preview and Predictions
April 17, 2018
Amir Khan returns to British ring for Phil Lo Greco meeting in Liverpool
Amir Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) finally makes his return to the ring this weekend in Liverpool after almost two years away, as he faces Canadian challenger Phil Lo Greco (28-3, 15 KOs) at the Echo Arena.
The Bolton-born fighter last featured in May 2016 when he was stopped by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez after stepping up in weight for their Las Vegas meeting.
Khan hasn’t appeared in the UK since overcoming Julio Diaz back in April 2013, when he earned a unanimous decision against the Mexican at Sheffield’s FlyDSA Arena (then the Motorpoint Arena).
The former light-welterweight world champion is attempting to get back on track in his career and will take to the ring on Saturday as the odds-on 1/18 front runner with Betfair for a comeback win.
Meanwhile, visiting challenger Lo Greco arrives on Merseyside with seemingly little threat to the returning Mancunian, but he is a massive 10/1 outsider with Paddy Power to pull off a hugely surprising upset.
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Returning Khan can’t afford any Liverpool slip ups in Lo Greco clash
After such a long lay-off from the ring, there are likely to be cobwebs to dust off once Khan climbs the ring ropes again this weekend.
But the now 31-year-old should still have few problems in getting past Lo Greco in his comeback bout, with the latter challenger having lost three of his last six outings.
The 33-year-old Canadian was halted by current welterweight world titlist Errol Spence Jr back in 2015, while he has also tasted defeats to both Shawn Porter and most recently Joseph Elegele.
Khan will therefore enter the ring at 11/4 with Boylesports to drag this one out over 12 rounds for a decision success on his return to the sport.
But he will be expected to take his little known opponent apart, despite his lengthy spell away from boxing, and he is a promising 21/10 with Betfair to win in rounds 1-6. An early finish in rounds 5-8 can be backed at 23/10.
A win for Lo Greco in Liverpool would undoubtedly spell the end for Khan’s professional career, but the travelling challenger is 14/1 with Ladbrokes to seal a stunning knockout triumph.
Tommy Coyle (23-4, 11 KOs) will also feature on the card in his home city, as he goes up against Sean Dodd (15-2-1, 3 KOs), while all of Sam Eggington, Natasha Jonas, Anthony Fowler, Qais Ashfaq and Osman Aslam make their latest appearances.
With talk of a British battle with Kell Brook still in the pipeline and speculation surrounding a possible clash with top names at 147lbs, including pound-for-pound star Terence Crawford, Khan can’t afford any slip ups this weekend on his long-awaited return.
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