Amir Khan’s return to the ring lasted less than a minute as the Briton knocked out Phil lo Greco in only 40 seconds in Liverpool.
Khan, fighting for the first time in two years, first dropped Canada’s Lo Greco after just 13 seconds with a blazing left-right combination.
And he delivered the coup de grace with a flurry of thunderous body shots soon after.
“I was a little nervous, but I am back with a big bang,” Khan, 31, said.
“I want to become a world champion this year or next year.”
Former light-welterweight world champion Khan had not fought since his knockout defeat by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in Las Vegas in 2016, while his previous bout in Britain ended in a points victory over Julio Diaz in Sheffield five years ago.
“I have been out the ring for two years but I was still in the gym working hard, I have never taken a day off. I wanted to prove a point coming back,” he added.
More to follow.