MANILA, Philippines – Former world champion Amir Khan hinted about looking for a new boxing coach who could help him improve his defense.
Khan, who has been trained by multi-awarded coach Freddie Roach, suffered back-to-back defeats to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia.
He suspects that his defensive skills have to be upgraded.
“I’ll be going to New York to speak to a few coaches and maybe bring in a mentor who can help me in defense. I’m mainly looking at ex-fighters, Bernard Hopkins, Oscar (De La Hoya) and maybe Shane Mosley, they all want to help out and show their support," Khan told Boxing Scene.
Khan said Roach may have helped him and Pacquiao become better offensive boxers, but their defense skills leave a lot to be desired.
“If we had the defense we should have had we would be the best fighter in the world. That’s the downfall of me and Manny Pacquiao – we’re both offensively the best fighters in the world, but defensively we’re not the best."