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 Last update:  9/27/2013       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
Hunter Reacts: Amir Khan is Not Showing Any Disrespect
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By Rick Reeno

Virgil Hunter, the trainer of welterweight contender Amir Khan, reached out to BoxingScene.com to clear the air on some recent statements that were made by Kevin Cunningham, the manager and trainer of IBF champion Devon Alexander.

During a recent interview, Cunningham told BoxingScene that Khan’s decision to bring in another coach to work the mitts was a sign of disrespect to Hunter. Khan is using “Coach Rick” Coward for his mitt work routines in training camp. Discussions are ongoing to finalize a fight between Khan and Alexander for December 7th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

"Khan continues to disrespect great trainers. He blamed [Freddie] Roach for his losses and now he brings in a Roger Mayweather copycat trainer to do mitts. So I guess he's saying Virgil Hunter's mitt work isn't good enough," Cunningham told BoxingScene.com.

However, Hunter indicates that he welcomed, and personally approved, the addition of Coward.

"[Khan] is being portrayed in a certain way and he's not that way. I've known Coach Rick for a long time. Kevin thought Amir was disrespecting me and he wasn't. From day one, Amir and his team have shown me nothing but respect and I appreciate that. Of course, I don't have tolerance for disrespect and that wouldn't happen. There are some misconceptions about the kid because he's young and he can say some things when a microphone is put in his face. I've gotten to know him and I'm letting the public know that Amir is not calling shots in camp,” Hunter told BoxingScene.com.

"This is something that I'm in favor for. I wanted it to happen; because you could always use another coach. Rick has never developed a fighter of his own, but he loves boxing and I think he even did amateur boxing, and he wants to work and learn in an understudy position. He is an honest man and I like him and he follows my instructions. And I really like working with Amir; he is highly coachable and does everything that you ask him to do."

Tags: Devon Alexander , Amir Khan , Kevin Cunningham , Virgil Hunter , Khan-Alexander , Khan vs. Alexander


 

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comment by KeepItObjective, on 09-28-2013
Alexander gon' make Khan do da Booty Dew and yall know it... he ain't want no fight with Alex....

comment by Roberto Vasquez, on 09-28-2013
Amir Khan can be a bit of a nob sometimes but I don't think Hunter would let anyone in there who wasn't doing some good. It's his reputation that is at stake if Khan looks bad. I liked it after Matthysse knocked out Peterson so fast and on UK TV here they interviewed Khan straight after and he...

comment by ElBossHogg™, on 09-27-2013
[QUOTE=-MAKAVELLI-]Kevin Cunningham, Alexander, Khan, Hunter good lord...i just realized that i fvcking hate everyone involved in this fight might as well make Broner a judge and Angel Garcia the ref...while Floyd commentates[/QUOTE] lmfao, Boxing will die!

comment by lfc19titles, on 09-27-2013
lol cunningham is a racist joke the only guy disrespectful is cunningham, he is a snake that just keep yapping his gob cannot wait until alexander gets exposed again "it buuuurns"

comment by -MAKAVELLI-, on 09-27-2013
Kevin Cunningham, Alexander, Khan, Hunter good lord...i just realized that i fvcking hate everyone involved in this fight might as well make Broner a judge and Angel Garcia the ref...while Floyd commentates

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