Amir Khan's response when asked if he thought Canelo doped before their 2016 fight

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It's been five long years since Amir Khan fought on British soil.

That night in 2013, he defeated Julio Diaz at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield by unanimous decision, before embarking on an American journey.

Khan fought four times in the US, beating Luis Collazo, Devon Alexander and Chris Algieri all by unanimous decision, before suffering a brutal knockout loss at the hands of Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in Las Vegas.

Since that dark day in 2016, Khan has remained out of the boxing game, but the 2004 Olympic silver medalist makes his triumphant return vs Phil Lo Greco on Saturday in Liverpool.

It's a make or break fight for Khan, but the 31-year-old is confident of rediscovering his best form after signing with Matchroom and Eddie Hearn.

Khan has kept a very low-profile in the build-up to the fight, meaning he has had very little to say on the current state of Canelo.

The Mexican fighter received a six-month ban for doping, with his rematch against Gennady Golovkin, set to be on May 5, called off.

Could his illegal activities have had an impact on the fight with Khan two years back? Well, that was question put to the Brit by iFL TV and his response was very classy.


When the question is put to Khan, he initially replies "maybe" before perfectly summing up why it is not an issue in his own mind.

"It is what it is, it's the past, he beat me fair and square, I'm not going to say anything about it," he said.

"He was the bigger guy, he was the better guy that night and I don't know if he was taking anything but look, it is what it is."

It's nice to see Khan respects the events of that night in Vegas.


The Bolton fighter also suggests in the interview that if he does get past Lo Greco, a fight with Kell Brook could well be on the cards.

It's the bout British boxing fans have wanted for years and Khan states that part of his motivation for signing with Hearn was that he was able to get closer to Brook's camp.

A victory over Lo Greco sets up yet more exciting times for the sport.

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