M. M. ALAM
LIVERPOOL: Echo Arena was the combat zone where Newspakistan.tv’s brand Ambassador Pak-British Amir Khan demolished Phil Lo Greco within 40 seconds on Saturday.
Though he had not fought for a couple of years, as soon as the round began he attacked Lo Greco and sent him to the canvas within 15 seconds into the fight.
As soon as the shaken Lo Greco got to his feet Amir pounced back on him with a left uppercut and right cross sending Lo Greco back to the canvas.
Talking to BBC about his training Amir Khan while pointing towards his absence from the ring told that he was still in the gym working hard and never took a day of: “I wanted to prove a point coming back”. Amir Khan further told that he was trained to fight for 12 rounds.
Though the aficionados bought tickets to watch a 12 rounds bout, this proved to be Amir Khan’s fastest professional win in a welterweight contest.
Thirty-one-year-old Amir Khan (32-4, 20 KOs), later challenged British Kell Brook (31, who is reckoned as the world’s best active welterweight-boxer). Incidentally, Brook (working for a broadcaster) was in the ring during Amir Khan’s post-fight interview where the two had a heated exchange.
Responding to Khan’s challenge, Brook shouted: “All the fans want the fight and I want the fight…If you go in the jungle and chase stars, but when he gets in there with me, I’ll make him see stars… I’m not Lo Greco, I’m Kell Brook, The Special One and I will deal with him…I know he’s got very fast hands. I’ve sparred with him. He’s got the fastest hands I’ve been in with…Timing beats speed, I’m a seasoned pro, I will land that bomb on him, that brownie. I’ll destroy him.” During his career Brook fought 39 times, won 37 bouts (with 26 KOs) and lost only twice.
Commenting on the fight Amir Khan took to the twitter proclaiming ‘the champ is back’. He thanked God and his fans for coming to his support:
Amir’s wife Faryal Makhdoom Khan too took to the twitter: