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Khan: I'll make Lo Greco pay! bolton fighter throws water over rival after insult ,BOXING.

Byline: SHELDAN KEAY

AMIR Khan has warned Phil Lo Greco he's going to get a 'slow beating' to make him pay for the personal comments he made during their press conference in Liverpool yesterday.

The Bolton boxer was unhappy after the Canadian brought up a past incident regarding Khan's wife and Anthony Joshua, leading to Khan throwing a glass of water in Lo Greco's face.

It led to a brawl between both teams before they were eventually separated by security, but Khan insists Lo Greco will be taught a lesson in the ring on April 21 at the Liverpool Echo Arena.

"He is a bum who is going to get knocked out. He's going to get such a beating, he's a guy you give a slow beating to. You make him look stupid," said Khan.

"He's coming to my country, he's coming to my territory. He's got a big gob on him that is going to get him into trouble. He needs slow punishment. Bringing up personal stuff is when it goes too far. When it goes to family I want to set my ground.

"He got what was coming to him and he realised he said something stupid.

He's got a on him and going to get to Amir "There is no point talking big and talking all this trash thinking he's going to get under my skin. He's not going to. I'm 31, I'm very experienced. He didn't get to me in that I got angry, I just wanted to put him in his place."

Lo Greco felt that Khan overreacted during the incident, and has labelled the former lightwelterweight champion 'mentally weak.' "I was prepared for all of this stuff. It was supposed to be a roast, I was going to end on a positive side that he would keep his personal life sacred. That's all it was," said Lo Greco.

"He handled it unprofessionally. He should have let me finish speaking to see where I was going with it, I was just repeating what I was seeing. He should keep his love life away from the media.

big gob that's him in "He's mentally weak. He could have handled it better. I know I had a point to the story so I kept calm and composed. There's a moral to the story. Keep your love life sacred."

Khan " Promoter Eddie Hearn also felt Khan had a right to react after the comments that Lo Greco had made. He said: "Once you make comments like that it changes it completely, it's not just banter.

"If someone said that about my family then they would be getting more than water over their head, and I'm not even a boxer!"

He's got a big gob on him and that's going to get him in to trouble Amir Khan

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Publication:Manchester Evening News (Manchester, United Kingdom)
Date:Jan 31, 2018
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