MANILA, Philippines – The father of boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. said he would be willing to train British boxer Amir Khan, who is currently being handled by coach Freddie Roach.
Floyd Sr., a former boxer and now boxing coach, told Fight Hype that he wouldn’t say no if offered the opportunity to handle Khan’s boxing preparations.
“A dude called me the other day asking if Amir wanted me to train him, what would I do. I told him this is the boxing game, man. I may say some things about the guy, but most of the time, I feel like I can change them,” said Floyd Sr.
Khan suffered a huge upset to Danny Garcia over the weekend and is now considering changing his training regimen.
Floyd Sr. claimed that Roach couldn’t improve Khan’s defensive game because Roach wasn’t a defensive fighter to begin with.
Floyd Sr. was referring to his training rival’s past career as a boxer.
Roach was known as a slugger back in his days. Boxing observers suspected that this was the reason he is afflicted with Parkinson’s disease.
“Well, like I've told you before, and this isn't even taking a shot at Roach, but you can't teach what you've never had. He was never a good defensive fighter, so how can he teach someone to be one?” Floyd Sr. said.