Watch Amir Khan destroy Phil Lo Greco in just 40 seconds

Amir Khan weighed-in slightly heavier than his opponent Phil Lo Greco at 10st 10lbs on Friday

Amir Khan needed just 40 seconds to stop Phil Lo Greco as he announced his return with a whirlwind comeback victory in Liverpool.

The 31-year-old had not fought for two years, since being beaten by Saul "Canelo" Álvarez in Las Vegas in May 2016, and he made up for lost time by knocking the Canadian Lo Greco down twice in the early stages.

The 31-year-old former world champion followed up on the knockdown with an nearly maniacal assault against the ropes: Lo Greco swallowed a couple while slumped backwards before collapsing to his knees under fire.

'I was thinking he's not looking back and me and I wanted him to.

"I want to say a big thank you to Liverpool, they were great tonight", Khan told Sky Sports.

This was his first fight since signing for Matchroom and Eddie Hearn at the start of the year - but it didn't last long.

Though Khan, now fighting as a welterweight, was expected to beat Lo Greco comfortably, the knockout surely came as a surprise for the boxer more known for his quick hands and sturdy jab.

Lo Greco tipped the scales at 10st 9lbs 5oz ahead of Saturday night's clash at the Echo Arena
Lo Greco tipped the scales at 10st 9lbs 5oz ahead of Saturday night's clash at the Echo Arena

Amir Khan ends Lo Greco in Round 1!

"My future holds some big fights", Khan said.

Khan said no fight is easy and he is very focused on beating Phil and beating him well. he added; "He got personal at the press conference and that's not right - he's going to pay for that".

"I want to give the United Kingdom fans some big fights and sell out arenas and stadiums".

Khan stated that he is a 147lb fighter and is not a 154lb fighter, which immediately puts a potential clash with Kell Brook but in same breath states that he is chasing Kell Brook.

"The weight is an issue with Kell [Brook]". I came here to do a job, do a clinical job and box well.

As mentioned above, Kell Brook could be the next contender, if Khan can live up to his billing. I moved up to 150lb for this fight because I've not been in the ring for two years.

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