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Phil Lo Greco Exclusive on Amir Khan, sparring Jessie Vargas, Errol Spence Jr., more

Phil Lo Greco speaking in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On April 21, rugged Canadian contender Phil Lo Greco (28-3, 15 KO’s) will travel overseas to face off with former world champion Amir Khan (31-4, 19 KO’s). Lo Greco is training for the Khan match inside of City Boxing in Las Vegas, and he recently discussed the Khan matchup, as well as his thoughts on possibly working with Jessie Vargas ahead of his April 21 bout vs. Adrien Broner, his thoughts on his losses to Shawn Porter and Errol Spence Jr., and much more.

Check below for the full interview with the always affable Lo Greco.

Canelo Alvarez finishes Amir Khan off in the sixth round with a brutal one-punch knockout

Canelo Alvarez stopped Amir Khan in the sixth round of their matchup on Saturday night (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, May 7, WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez stopped a courageous Amir Khan in the sixth round of their HBO pay per view showdown from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Canelo (47-1-1, 33 KO’s) had a little trouble early on adapting to Khan’s style, as the British star and former junior welterweight titlist stuck to moving and boxing  early on. Through four rounds several outlets had Khan ahead of Canelo, who was patiently biding his time.

PHOTOS: Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan both hit the scale at 155 pounds at official weigh-in

Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan clash on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

As soon as it was revealed that WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez would be making the first defense of his title against former junior welterweight titlist Amir Khan, speculation began to run about the size difference between the two men.

Canelo (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) has always been a solid junior middleweight, who has came into the ring well over 170 pounds on certain fight nights, while Khan (31-3, 19 KO’s) is moving up in weight following a three-fight stint in the welterweight ranks.

Virgil Hunter breaks down Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan days before big showdown

Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan face off at their final presser in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments prior to the final Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan press conference inside of the MGM Grand’s KA Theatre in Las Vegas, Nev., Hustle Boss caught up with former Trainer of the Year Virgil Hunter.

The Oakland, Calif.-based trainer has been with Khan the past four years, dating back to his upset loss to Danny Garcia in July of 2014, and the duo has reeled of five straight victories together.

PHOTOS: Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan make their grand arrivals to Las Vegas

Canelo Alvarez making his grand arrival to Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday, May 3, WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and former junior welterweight champion Amir Khan made their grand arrival to Las Vegas ahead of their HBO pay per view clash this Saturday night from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Canelo (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) and Khan (31-3, 19 KO’s) are both exuding extreme confidence ahead of this matchup, although Alvarez is the clear betting favorite to his obvious advantage in size. Canelo is coming off of one of his most complete performances to date, as he defeated Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto over 12 rounds this past November.

Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan Predictions from Las Vegas, Vol. 1

Fighters from the Mayweather Boxing Club speak on the May 7 Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan bout (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

When it was announced that WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez would be defending his title against former junior welterweight champion Amir Khan, it was met with much surprise.

With so much talk talk immediately following the matchup, it was only natural to get some thoughts on the contest.

Are Amir Khan and Gennady Golovkin now Floyd Mayweather’s most ideal options?

Amir Khan defeated Chris Algieri on May 29 (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Vitali Shaposhnikov

The press, the boxing community, and even general sports fans, many of whom believe that Floyd Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO’s) is as boring a fighter as they get, are nonetheless always on their toes looking for who will challenge the technical virtuoso next.

When discussing Mayweather, the word blueprint seems to come up fairly often. Is there a way to beat Mayweather? Is there a specific style, or person to finally scrape that zero off of his record? No matter who enters the ring against Floyd, it always seems like an easy night for the champ.

Amir Khan admits mistakes heading into Chris Algieri fight; plans to discuss with Virgil Hunter soon

Amir Khan, pictured right, defeated Chris Algieri this past Saturday in New York (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

This past Saturday night, inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Amir Khan overcame a very courageous Chris Algieri over 12 rounds.

Algieri was coming off of a lopsided unanimous decision defeat to Manny Pacquiao in November and he was a heavy underdog. Instead, the sharp-witted New Yorker found a way to prove the odds wrong by putting up a very spirited effort and even catching Khan with some big shots along the way.

Photos: Amir Khan overcomes a game Chris Algieri and eyes Floyd Mayweather

Amir Khan defeated Chris Algieri on Friday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Photos from the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York, as former junior welterweight champion Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KO’s) overcame a spirited effort from former titlist Chris Algieri (20-2, 8 KO’s) over 12 rounds.

Algieri was dropped six times and whitewashed in his previous match, a one-sided loss to Manny Pacquiao this past November, but he showed his worth last night, often catching his British foe with stiff rights and counters throughout the match.

Amir Khan wants Floyd Mayweather next and offers support to Manny Pacquiao

Amir Khan at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas following Floyd Mayweather’s victory

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO’s) won a clear unanimous decision victory over Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KO’s) inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada over 12 rounds.

The win cement’s Mayweather’s place as the game’s premier fighter, as well as being the biggest cash cow in the sport.

Amir Khan setting his sights on Manny Pacquiao? Claims Floyd Mayweather is ‘running’ from him

Amir Khan facing off with Devon Alexander last month in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinosn

There is no denying the ambition of British star and two-division world titlist Amir Khan.

Despite having suffered some setbacks while performing under the bright lights, the 28-year old Khan has never seemed to lose his confidence and his status in the sport is as high as ever. His 2014 campaign highlighted his talents, as he racked up dominating and impressive unanimous decision victories over Luis Collazo and Devon Alexander.

Amir Khan explains why he would give Floyd Mayweather more trouble than Manny Pacquiao

Amir Khan looked sharp on Saturday night vs. Devon Alexander (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Following his dominant 12-round unanimous decision over St. Louis’ Devon Alexander on Saturday night, British star Amir Khan began to eye his future.

Khan, a former junior welterweight titlist, was razor sharp vs. Alexander, who seemed confused behind his southpaw stance. It was perhaps Khan’s most complete performance, as the 28-year old showed off great stamina, movement, speed, and precise punching throughout the 12 rounds.

Amir Khan: ‘I believe I have earned my shot against Floyd Mayweather’

Amir Khan landing vs. Devon Alexander (Photo: Showtime Sports)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, former junior welterweight titlist Amir Khan produced one of his finest performances as a professional with a 12-round master class performance vs. the very tough Alexander.

Scores of 120-108, 119-109, and 118-110 were read in the British star’s favor, as Khan improves to 30-3 with 19 knockouts while Alexander drops to 26-3 with 14 early outs.

Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander Official Weigh In from the MGM Grand

Amir Khan and Devon Alexander weighing in (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Earlier today, inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, former world champions Amir Khan and Dev0n Alexander weighed in ahead of their Showtime-televised duel on Saturday night.

Khan (29-3, 19 KO’s) will face off with Alexander (26-2, 14 KO’s) in what he considers to be a tryout for a possible crack at Floyd Mayweather next year.

Amir Khan says his hunger is what separates him from Keith Thurman and Kell Brook

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Amir Khan says his hunger is what separates him from Keith Thurman and Kell Brook, as the british star speaks from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Amir Khan breaks down Floyd Mayweather’s rematch victory over Marcos Maidana

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Amir Khan breaks down Floyd Mayweather’s rematch victory over Marcos Maidana, as the British star speaks from within the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada

Amir Khan: ‘Floyd looks beatable, definitely’

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Post-fight coverage from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, as British star and former world champion Amir Khan speaks to the press about a potential fight with Floyd Mayweather

Amir Khan talks Collazo victory, Mayweather-Maidana II, and facing Floyd

Coverage from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada following Floyd Mayweather’s majority-decision victory over Marcos Maidana .
In this clip, British star and former junior welterweight champion Amir Khan speaks to the media following his big win over Luis Collazo.

Official Amir Khan vs. Luis Collazo weigh in from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada

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All-access coverage from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada as former world champions Amir Khan and Luis Collazo weigh in ahead of their May 3 matchup on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana pay per view undercard

Amir Khan claims he wasn’t focused and had training camp issues prior to his fight with Danny Garcia

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Former two-time junior welterweight champion Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) speaks to the media ahead of his May 3 showdown with Luis Collazo on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana undercard.