Khan not blaming Roach for career losses


Posted at Nov 05 2012 06:33 PM | Updated as of Nov 06 2012 02:33 AM

MANILA, Philippines – British boxer Amir "King" Khan is not blaming his former trainer, Freddie Roach, for the two consecutive losses that led to the end of their working relationship.

Khan lost to Lamont Peterson last December 2011 via a disputed split decision, and was then brutally knocked out in the fourth round by Danny Garcia last July.

The British boxer eventually decided to leave Roach and joined the stable of respected trainer Virgil Hunter.

Both Khan and Roach insist that there are no hard feelings between them, and last week, Khan tweeted that Roach was not to blame for his two losses.

"Hey guys, I didn't say Freddie Roach is a bad trainer, he's one of the best out there and took my career to a high, winning two world titles," Khan tweeted to his more than 1.2 million followers.

"I blame myself for the losses in my career. Not blaming Freddie Roach or anyone. I just needed a change," he added.

Roach did not reply to Khan's tweets.

Khan is set to return to the ring on December 15, wherein he will face unbeaten prospect Carlos Molina in a light-welterweight bout at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles.