Khan: Canelo KO made me a 'serious fighter'

From ESPN - April 17, 2018

Amir Khan is promising an impressive response as he returns as a smarter and more serious fighter in his first bout since being knocked cold by Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.

The English welterweight has not boxed since stepping up two weight divisions to face Mexican Alvarez almost two years ago, but Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) insists he feels in better shape than ever ahead of Saturday's non-title bout against Canada's Phil Lo Greco (28-3, 15 KOs) in Liverpool.

"I am training as hard as ever and I feel physically better than I did when I was 28," Khan said.

"In training I feel better than ever and the way sparring has gone I am a little bit more wary, I am a bit smarter now, I am letting my skills win me rounds in sparring.

"I am letting my skills from now on win me fights.

"Me having that knockout against Canelo made me a serious fighter, a fighter who wants to make things better and finish on a high."


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