Amir Khan Making Team Changes: Parts With Alex Ariza

By Rick Reeno was advised by Shah Khan, father of WBA 140-pound champion Amir Khan, that strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza will no longer be working with his son. There are several rumors floating around as the exact reason for Khan's replacement of Ariza, but Shah would not comment on any of the stories being circulated. He told BoxingScene that both parties needed to move on.

Khan is trained by Freddie Roach, who is close friends with Ariza. Shah made it clear that Ariza being dropped from the team will in no way affect his son's relationship with Roach. A new strength and conditioning coach is being brought in. 

"We just needed to move on. Amir needed to move on. Freddie is going to bring in another conditioning coach. He already mentioned a name, but we'll wait [to disclose the name] until he gets everything." Shah told

Khan returns on April 16 at MEN Arena in Manchester. No opponent has been set.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ~BoZz~ on 01-29-2011

[QUOTE=JonoYoungP4P;10028356]ariza was as improtant as roach[/QUOTE] remember when the bum duckqiao got smashed by JMM ?? Twice that is!!! well that was before ariza came :lol1:

Comment by FloydTBE on 01-29-2011

ariza was as improtant as roach

Comment by fastblack on 01-29-2011

sounds like the Khan team is vermin garbage completely. can't someone step up and remove this fake from boxing. Khan is nothing but a muzzie joke who never fought anyone good. another fake like hatton and he needs to be…

Comment by Monte Fisto on 01-29-2011

[QUOTE=jrosales13;10022082]Maybe it is an Oscar De la Hoya type scenario where he has to sign a waiver to let it be known.[/QUOTE]That was then, this is now. The rules have changed. It is public info now whenever an athlete gets…

Comment by Ragnar Lothbrok on 01-29-2011

never ever trust gap toothed pa ki swindlers. [IMG][/IMG] Never.

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