Amir Khan throws water over Phil Lo Greco after fighter hurls insult over wife Faryal Makhdoom and Anthony Joshua rumours
AMIR KHAN hurled a glass of water at April 21 opponent Phil Lo Greco after the Canadian alluded to rumours the Bolton star’s wife slept with Anthony Joshua. In one of the craziest gossip stories of 2017, the Watford IBF and WBA king was linked with Faryal Makhdoom and Lo Greco could not wait up to revisit the tall tale.
Lo Greco sparked the ugly row by referring to Khan’s last fight – a concussive defeat to Canelo Alvarez – and then his troubled personal life. He said: “The defeat by Canelo started a losing streak – then he lost his family, his wife and then he posted on Twitter telling the world heavyweight champion he could have his leftovers.”
That pushed mild-mannered Khan over the edge and he suddenly soaked his rival. Khan later apologised – as did Lo Greco – but anyone who wears shades in Liverpool in January – INDOORS – deserves a good drenching.
He said he called off what was to be an explosive divorce battle for the sake of their daughter and their unborn child. Former unified light-welterweight ruler Khan is determined to get back on the road to world title glory in his first fight of a three-fight deal with Match room Boxing. He has not fought in the UK since beating Julio Diaz in Sheffield back in 2013.
It’s kicked off at the Amir Khan-Phil Lo Greco presser… pic.twitter.com/0ciX9Qut53
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) January 30, 2018