Khan vs Lo Greco: Phil Lo Greco says Amir Khan's lifestyle will cost him on his return
By Tim Hobbs
Last Updated: 19/04/18 4:45pm
Phil Lo Greco believes Amir Khan's "lavish, luxury lifestyle" will cost him dearly when he finally gets back in the ring on Saturday night.
The Canadian meets the British favourite in the sold-out Echo Arena in Liverpool, live on Sky Sports, with Khan insisting he will be in the best shape of his career, despite 23 months away from the sport.
His lifestyle has not been the greatest. He lives a lavish, luxury lifestyle and when you live the celebrity life, it's hard to dedicate yourself
Phil Lo Greco
Lo Greco laughed off Khan's suggestions and believes the psychological damage caused by Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez's knockout, coupled with the Brit's absence from the ring, will affect him this weekend.
"The knockout shot has been on his mind for a long time," he told Sky Sports News.
"His lifestyle has not been the greatest. He lives a lavish, luxury lifestyle and when you live the celebrity life it's hard to dedicate yourself.
"He's saying he's having a better camp than Canelo but I don't believe it. Believe me, when I tell you, it's hard for me to get up in the morning when I'm having fun - and I'm not a successful as he was.
"[There's] lots of pressure [on Khan] for sure. I've got nothing to lose, so for me it's fun but for him it's pressure. There's no ifs, it's when [he wins]."
Lo Greco also believes he has a better chance of fighting Kell Brook than Khan, and says even the long-standing rivalry will not bring the British pair together.
"It's a possibility," he said. "I would love to fight anyone, sure Kell Brook. I know that he and Amir can't fight and have been trying to fight for years, but it has never worked out.
"I don't believe it's ever going to work out so let me be the guy who makes it work. I will be back in Liverpool - maybe not to fight next time, just to hang out and have a beer or two with the lads!"