Bring on Brook, says Khan after 39-sec KO

Phase one of Amir Khan's comeback was completed with the least damage and maximum impact as the 31-year-old returned from a two-year absence to beat Phil Lo Greco in Liverpool with two knock-downs and a finish in 39 seconds.

Having not stepped into a boxing ring for almost two years after being knocked out by Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in May 2016, many critics wondered whether the inactivity might have dulled Amir Khan's famed hand speed.

The KO was the quickest of Khan's career (32-4, 20 KOs), and came in front of fans at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. "I wanted to prove a point coming back - I was trained to fight for 12 rounds, I had to make some changes and Phil lo Greco is a risky opponent", Khan told the BBC. "I want to win another world title".

KELL BROOK is confident of "destroying" Amir Khan should the pair meet in the ring.

Well, a poll by Sky Sports has revealed that 10% of you don't think it will happen, with 50% of you backing Kell Brook to win, leaving 40% of you saying Khan will win.

Lo Greco clambered to his feet, but stumbled into a flurry of punches from Khan, and referee Victor Loughlin waved the fight off as he wilted by the ropes.

Brook looked impressive in his return fight earlier this year too, mind you. I am happy to fight him.

Khan said: I am just going to enjoy this little break and [then] get back straight into the gym again. That fight I'm not rushing and I'm not running away from.

Promoter for both fighters Eddie Hearn stated after that the British public seem desperate for the fight to happen, and is hoping to give them what they want this year, potentially in a sold out Principality Stadium in Cardiff. It would be an incredible thing to do but at the same time it would be incredible to fill out a stadium and get someone like Kell Brook. "He can go in the jungle and chase stars but when he gets in there with me I'll make him see stars!"

  • Angelo Rivera