Amir Khan drops Freddie Roach
MANILA, Philippines – After 2 consecutive losses, former world boxing champion Amir Khan has decided to change his training regimen and boxing coach.
Khan, who worked for years with Manny Pacquiao’s coach-trainer Freddie Roach, said he needs to bounce back from his successive loses.
“We’ll come back stronger. We are gonna change a lot of things in the camp. The coach maybe, also sparring partners, also training methods," Khan said in Philboxing.
“So we’re gonna change a lot of things. I know that I will be much better, much stronger and much [more] explosive,” he added.
Khan lost his World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior welterweight titles after being outpointed by Lamont Peterson in June 2011.
He regained the WBA belt after Peterson was found using testosterone replacement but was halted by Danny Garcia in July 2012.
Khan said he has not yet decided on who will replace Roach, but he’ll make an announcement soon.
“Not yet, I am gonna announce one next week. I am still working on it,” said Khan.