Incredibly, the action was all over in less than a minute. Amir vs Phill in Liverpool

If you still have any hesitation about Amir Khan. Forget about ring rust, or a busted career. The former light-welterweight world champion produced a huge statement here on Saturday night on his ring return after two years away with a vicious knockout of opponent Phil Lo Greco, blitzing the Canadian and dropping him twice in under 39 seconds.Khan delighted a sold-out arena here beside the Mersey, going to work with a determined immediacy, looking fast, precise and emphatic.

Hey hey stop being so ruthless to Phil , Mersey asked Amir

It was an electrifying left-right that was unleashed by Khan for his first knock-down of his opponent, followed up by a series of left hooks seconds later to finish the show. “I caught him early and speed was causing him big problems,” said an elated Khan. “It’s been two years but I have not lost anything. The hunger is still there, my body just needed that break.”

Khan’s blistering fists did all the talking he needed. Speed kills, they say in boxing, and Khan’s hand speed has always been dangerous early in fights.

Some perspective is needed, given that Lo Greco is not an elite fighter, yet he went the distance with former world champion Shawn Porter, and Khan joined current world welterweight champion Errol Spence as the only other boxer to stop Lo Greco.

Khan delighted a sold-out arena here beside the Mersey, going to work with a determined immediacy, looking fast, precise and emphatic.

It was an electrifying left-right that was unleashed by Khan for his first knock-down of his opponent, followed up by a series of left hooks seconds later to finish the show. “I caught him early and speed was causing him big problems,” said an elated Khan. “It’s been two years but I have not lost anything. The hunger is still there, my body just needed that break.”

The arena erupted at Khan’s triumph, as did the needle between Khan and British arch rival Kell Brook, a rivalry that has bubbled darkly for several years.

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