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Khan ready to respond from knockout

16th April 2018, 15:39 by Tom Hill

Former world champion Amir Khan is adamant that being knocked out has actually made him a better fighter ahead of his return.

The 31-year-old will return to the ring for the first time in two years as he prepares to take on Canadian Phil Lo Greco on April 21.

Khan will fight in Liverpool and on home soil for the first time since 2013 when he beat Julio Diaz in Sheffield.

The former two-weight world champion was last in action against Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez before he was stopped dramatically from a right hand.

Despite the setback, Khan believes it has helped him going forward as he tries to get himself back on the world stage.

He told Talk Sport: "I jumped back from being knocked out by Prescott to win the light-welterweight world title. I jumped back with good performances against Collazo and Alexander after being beaten by Garcia.

"I have had my best performances after being beaten. I go back to the drawing board, work on my skills and become better.

"I'd rather get knocked out by one punch than take numerous punches. The shots I've taken when I've been knocked out, there haven't been many.

"Everything is good, in training I feel better than ever."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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