Khan 'excited' about the future
Amir Khan announced the split from his trainer on Twitter
Amir Khan will in "due course" announce the name of the trainer he hopes is going to mastermind his route back to the top of boxing.
The 25-year-old on Saturday parted company with Freddie Roach, regarded by many as the best trainer in the business, in the wake of damaging defeats to Lamont Petersen and Danny Garcia.
The Bolton fighter revealed the split on his Twitter account in the early hours of this morning, confirming what most had expected to happen since his July 14 loss to Garcia which saw him lose his WBA and WBC light-welterweight titles.
At the time he wrote: "Officially iv left freddie roach. Just spoke to his and had a good professional chat and maybe in the future we work together."
He then teased fans by saying he would announce his next trainer in "10 minutes" before checking himself and changing that to Sunday morning.
However, in a more considered statement released on Saturday evening, Khan has thanked Roach and altered his timescale for the appointment of a new trainer.
"After nearly four years together, in which we enjoyed some great success, I part ways with my trainer Freddie Roach," he wrote. "I would like to thank him for all his hard work and help during this period and express my gratitude to him for the progress he helped bring about whilst I was under him.
"I would also like to thank his team. I loved every minute training in LA at the Wildcard Gym, learning and sparring alongside some truly great fighters and meeting some fantastic people.
"I feel now, however, is the right time in my career to make a fresh change and bring in a new trainer. I'm looking forward, and am excited, about the prospect of working alongside someone new. I will make an announcement in due course of who this will be.
"There are some specific aspects of my game I'm looking to work on and hopefully improve. My next training camp begins in early October and I will have everything in place by then."
There is an old saying in boxing, and it goes..."you can't put muscles on chins".
It doesn't matter how good you are going forward, if you can't take shots from the top boys, you won't last very long.
I thought Khan outclassed Garcia in every round, but Garcia was just tougher, it's as simple as that.
.......Remember Naseem Hamed.........??????
Danny Garcia Had practised the punch he knew would take out Amir,He had studied Amir's
style and was measuring him up for it in The first few rounds. Amir's corner men should have spotted this. It was all Danny had, he was slower and behind on points.and was gertting hurt by
Amir but the Americans had a plan and we didn't. End of story.
If khan has no defence then why hasn't he been knocked out in all of his fights?
Some people on here who cast aspersions on Hamed seem to forget that he only
lost one fight in his entire career,and that to a fighter regarded as one of the all time
greats.Hamed beat some fine fighters in his day ,the majority of them inside the
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