International Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is not happy at all with the former WBA and IBF light welterweight champion Amir Khan. Roach has worked with Khan for almost three years but now the Brit has left him as he wants to work with a new trainer.
Khan wants someone to teach him more about defence and he believes Roach doesn’t know much, when it comes to the defensive side of the game.
Recently Khan stated that he and Pacquiao are the best offensive fighters in the world but they are not good with the defence and this thing has irked Roach.
Khan lost his title to Danny Garcia via a fourth round TKO but Roach thinks the Filipino boxing icon wouldn’t have lost a single round against the American.
“I wanted (Pacquiao) to fight the guy Garcia, Danny Garcia. I wanted that fight because Amir Khan says that I don’t teach defense to him and Manny Pacquiao,” Roach said.
“Why did he compare himself to Manny Pacquiao? It depends on what I taught him. Let’s see what Manny does with your opponent. Manny wouldn’t lose a round,” he added.
In the end, Roach also commented on Pacquiao’s upcoming fight with his archrival Juan Manuel Marquez, which will take place on December 8 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Roach said his man has not been able to produce the game plan against Marquez but he is sure he will produce it this time.
“The game plan I’ve set for him for the last three fights, I know it’s the right game plan, but the thing is, it’s not working in the fights. I haven’t come up with a good idea yet to know what I need to do for him to win that fight but I’m thinking every day. As I watch tapes of his opponent, we will come up with an answer.”
Well, all said and done, let’s see if Amir Khan responds to Freddie Roach.