Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, who is currently working with Amir Khan, has urged his man to go for the knockout against Danny Garcia in order to be certain of becoming a world champion again.
The 25-year-old Bolton man, who is more commonly known as King Khan, held the IBF and WBA light welterweight titles but he lost them to Lamont Peterson last year on December 10 on a night of bizarre refereeing and hometown judging in Washington.
Khan was set for a rematch against Peterson this May but there fight got cancelled after Peterson came positive on drug testing.
The Brit will now face the undefeated American prospect Danny Garcia on July 14 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada and Roach doesn’t want Khan to leave anything for the judges this time.
Roach believes there may be an element of jealousy at his Wild Card gym in Hollywood. While speaking on his inclusion, the renowned trainer revealed that his suspicion grew when his pound-for-pound superstar Manny Pacquiao was scandalously judged the loser against Timothy Bradley last month.
Roach said: “Increasingly our boxers are not being given the reward by the officials when they are clearly winning fights.
“We are confident of beating Garcia but I’ve told Amir that he had better get him out of there at some point, just to be certain nothing like this happens again.”
In the meanwhile, Roach commented on Danny Garcia as well, who did a lot of trash talk about Khan at a media conference.
Roach added, “Thankfully Amir is better educated than this guy. He’s just trying to get under our skin.”
Well, all said and done, Garcia, the current WBC title holder, has never been defeated in the ring as of yet. Nevertheless, let’s see if Khan can really become the first man to beat him in the ring.
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