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Amir Khan’s Warning To Other Boxers: 'Be Your Own Boss!'

By Terence Dooley

Amir Khan recently announced that he wants to turn his promotional vehicle, Khan Promotions, into a major player on the boxing scene.  Khan, though, still has his own career to consider and despite a July 14 fourth-round defeat to Danny Garcia the 25-year-old has insisted that he will bounce back into contention.

Indeed, the Bolton-based boxer has courted controversy by stating that he was not happy with the amount of time he spent with his trainer, Freddie Roach, going into the contest and has spoken openly about Roach, who also trains Manny Pacquiao, spending more quality time with him ahead of future fights.  Khan’s ultimatum is a sure sign that the former WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion is in charge of his own career, which Khan confirmed when speaking about Team Khan with BoxingScene recently.

“The fighter has to also remember that he’s the boss, what he says goes,” said Khan.  “Never feel threatened by the manager saying this or that.  You can go out and get any manager you want if you want to.  Never be under the thumb or think you work for the manager or promoter, they work for you — don’t let anyone pull you down or control you.”

Khan places big fight negotiations in the hands of his father, Shah, as well as his business manager, Asif Vali, while having final say on any deals, arguing that his ability to delegate is based on trust and the knowledge that his team are there for him.

“I’ve kept my family around me and people I trust,” said Khan.  “You need someone who will be there for you and maximize your potential.  I have made a lot of money.  I am only 25 and I don’t think any 25-year-old has made what I’ve made, but that’s because I’ve been managed right and am the boss.”

With his next series of decisions key ones, the 26-3 (18) former champion knows that he and his team are at a crucial crossroads in his career and need to put recent reverses behind them in order to get the 2004 Olympic silver medalist back among the world titles.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by cuzzlo on 08-22-2012

A 'mere' CAN't is too ****y to be Rocky and his jaw that likes the floor and hammer of Thor doesn't get a pass, it is just a thin chin of glass. "NOW -Everybody form an orderly queue now to…

Comment by rckdees on 08-22-2012

you can tell a lot about a man's character when he hits low moments in his life and this clown is consistently showing he has none.

Comment by dan_cov on 08-22-2012

I'm glad to see you all know why I was always so harsh on this guy now. He is annoying as hell, full of himself & just don't STFU talking crap. Just rematch Prescott you absolute fraud, you've got no…

Comment by Isaac Hunt on 08-22-2012

Team Khan seems to be made up of extended family and friends. There are loads of them with their noses in the trough. That entourage must cost a fortune to keep going and it is all coming out of his…

Comment by LAPete on 08-22-2012

All of Khans money cannot buy him one thing.......A CHIN! He's over and it's only a matter of time that we won't have to read his crying anymore on this site.

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