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Hunter Says Khan Wasn't Given Proper Instructions

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

AMIR KHAN’S new trainer Virgil Hunter has blamed his predecessor Freddie Roach for putting the fighter’s future in doubt.

Khan meets Carlos Molina here on Saturday night in his first bout since a shock defeat to Danny Garcia in July. He sacked Roach after that reversal.

Hunter will be in Khan’s corner for the first time against Molina in a make-or-break contest for the Bolton fighter, who has lost his last two bouts.

The latest came in his light-welterweight unification contest against Garcia in which, after being knocked down in the third, he was decked twice in the fourth before the fight was stopped.

Hunter pointed an accusing finger at Roach over that defeat, saying: “He got up from a devastating punch in the third.That punch would have put down any 140lb fighter but Amir Khan got back up and survived the round.

“At that point a set of instructions should have been given to him to survive the next round.

“After all, you are looking at a kid who can win five or six rounds in a row.

“I believe he could have gotten through that fight.”

Hunter also claimed Khan’s camp should have stepped in at the pre-fight press conference to stop Garcia’s father, who in a racist-fuelled tirade claimed he had “never seen a Pakistani” who could fight.

Hunter said: “When I look back, that fight was made dangerous for Amir long before he got in the ring.

“Things were said to him that should have been stopped.”

● KHAN v MOLINA is live on Sky Sports 1HD and on mobile and tablet devices via Sky Go from 2am on Sunday, December 16.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by samouraï on 12-12-2012

Khan had better deliver this Saturday, because they're hyping him up to be a changed man. We'll see. I doubt he can change his ridiculous flaws in a matter of months. Luckily he's fighting a nobody... or, maybe that'll be…

Comment by FrankieBruno on 12-11-2012

I agree with some points Roach doesnt respect defense and he also doesnt respect the Jab, Pac paid the price over the weekend. When Roach says "tie him up" how can he when he has not been taught how to…

Comment by Bushidō on 12-11-2012

The Amir Khan era starts this Saturday hahahhaaha

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 12-11-2012

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;12803059]Yes, much better to run like Bradley or Dirrell to try to steal a decision or fake an injury like Hopkins or Judah to fraud a DQ. :rolleyes: Win or lose, most British fighters will go toe to…

Comment by Weebler I on 12-11-2012

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;12802946]What you call British pride(snicker)I call flat out stupidity...Let's just call it what it is..Stupidity...[/QUOTE] Yes, much better to run like Bradley or Dirrell to try to steal a decision or fake an injury like Hopkins or Judah to fraud…

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