Amir Khan v Phil Lo Greco Betting Preview & Odds | 21st April
Alex Boardman (@A_Boardman) previews Saturday’s catch weight fight between Amir Khan and Phil Lo Greco at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
Amir Khan v Phil Lo Greco Betting Preview & Odds
Date: 21st April
Channel: Sky Sports Action
Venue: Echo Arena
Almost 2 years on from his crushing defeat to Canelo Alvarez, Amir Khan returns to the ring in a 150lb catch weight fight against Phil Lo Greco in Liverpool.
A lot has happened since the last time Khan fought. His long time rival Kell Brook has lost twice, whilst Keith Thurman and Errol Spence have cemented their places as the best fighters at 147lb. Yet the biggest change that has occurred is Khan signing with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom. After years of being promoted in the US, Khan has stated his wish to fight more regularly in the UK, and that a deal with Matchroom made the most sense, This came as a surprise to a few due to the previous relationship between Khan and Hearn, which stemmed from being unable to book Khan and Kell Brook for a fight on numerous occasions. Still, money talks, and its deal that makes sense for both parties, especially given the fact Khan is still a big name to the UK public.
In Phil Lo Greco, Khan has got a very beatable opponent who will come to fight. Greco talked a good game to get himself this fight, constantly bad mouthing Khan before the deal with signed. Greco has 2 big named defeats on his record from Spence and Shawn Porter, as well as one to a very unknown fighter. His sole win over the last 2 years was a majority decision in an 8 round fight, so Greco isn’t coming into this bout as the fresher boxer.
Amir Khan 1/33 Phil Lo Greco 9/1
- Khan to win in rounds 7-9 13/5
- Over 8.5 rounds 4/6
The last thing Khan will want to do is bomb Greco out of the fight in 3 rounds. It is a good opportunity to get some rounds under his belt after some much needed time off, and the main aim must be for him to begin feeling comfortable in the ring again before one final world title attempt.
I can’t see anything other than Khan taking a wide UD or a late stoppage here.