Khan vs Lo Greco: Amir Khan could abandon calm new style as he seeks comeback win over Phil Lo Greco
By Richard Damerell
Last Updated: 20/04/18 6:07am
Amir Khan says he could abandon his new calmer style as the former world champion is eager to produce "fireworks" in his comeback fight against Phil Lo Greco.
The 31-year-old has linked up with new trainer Joe Goosen as he ends an absence of almost two years by taking on Lo Greco in Liverpool this Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.
Khan is trying to adopt a more patient approach with the help of his experienced American cornerman, but admits he still wants to deliver an all-action performance to the sold-out crowd.
I might say it's going to be a more chilled Amir Khan, but when I do fight, I do give fireworks and it will be a fight that people will love to watch.
"I'm really excited because to sell out an arena after five years of not fighting here in the UK, I think it's brilliant," Khan told Sky Sports News.
"Last time I fought here was against [Julio] Diaz, and that was in Sheffield. I just want to thank all my fans for being supportive, and are going to come to see me.
"There's going to be fireworks. One thing about me, is when I do fight, I might say it's going to be a more chilled Amir Khan, but when I do fight, I do give fireworks and it will be a fight that people will love to watch.
"Return and return in style, that's that what I want to do. It's going to be tough at times, but guess what, I'm ready to dig deep."
The return of King Khan
Don't miss the return of Amir Khan as he takes on Phil Lo Greco. Catch all the action live and exclusive on Sky Sports Action for £18 a month with no contract
A knockout loss to Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in his last fight has not dented the belief of Khan, who wants to challenge for a world title at welterweight after winning two belts in the division below.
"People are still going to think 'Amir has been out of the ring for two years', but guess what, I feel great.
"I feel better now than I did when I was fighting against Canelo. I'm not cheating myself in training, I've pushed myself really hard this time, and this is a fight where I'm going to prove, not only to myself, to my fans, but to the world where Amir Khan belongs.
"I really belong in the top 10 of the names in the welterweight division."