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Khan: I Never Gave Ariza Permission To Leave My Camp

By Osman Rodriguez

Former chamion Amir Khan has denied some of the past statements that were made by his former strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza. It was revealed last month that Khan and Ariza parted ways, with Khan hiring conditioning coach Ruben Tabares.

In the month of April, Ariza left the Philippines, where he and trainer Freddie Roach were working with Khan and WBO 147-pound champion Manny Pacquiao. Ariza headed back to America to help prepare middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. for his upcoming fight with Andy Lee on June 16th.

Khan had been training for a rematch with Lamont Peterson, which was scheduled for May 19th and later canceled. Pacquiao was training for this Saturday's fight with Timothy Bradley.

Roach, who trains both Pacquiao and Khan, had no idea Ariza was leaving. There is now tension between Roach and Ariza and their internal rift has been a clear focus on HBO's ongoing 24/7 Pacquiao-Bradley reality series. Although Pacquiao retained the services of Ariza and gave him permission to leave his camp and help Chavez, Khan claims that he never gave Ariza permission and that forced him to hire a new conditioning coach. Ariza had claimed that both Pacquiao and Khan gave him the green light to work with Chavez.

“Alex left my camp in the middle. [Alex said] Manny said it was okay to leave - but I didn’t - [and] I was his number two fighter. My new strength coach is down to earth. He doesn’t want his name mentioned [in the press]," Khan said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by voneric on 06-05-2012

[QUOTE=Earl-Lesnar;12207417]Khans conditioning didnt have anything to do with his WIN over Mckloskey, paul fought a disgusting fight constantly bending over and generally being defensive, he didnt even win a single round against Amir you muppet[/QUOTE] What the hell is a…

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 06-05-2012

[QUOTE=Uns;12208134]Again, don't digress now. Khan's conditioning had nothing to do with how he performed VS Mcckloskey. He won every round, while Prescott and Corley did not anyway but that's another story.[/QUOTE] First of all nobody was talking to you. Why…

Comment by Uns on 06-05-2012

[QUOTE=STREET CLEANER;12207965]Yup the same McCloskey that got a gift from the Prescott fight and got KOed by Corley right after the Khan fights[/QUOTE] Again, don't digress now. Khan's conditioning had nothing to do with how he performed VS Mcckloskey. He…

Comment by Uns on 06-05-2012

[QUOTE=STREET CLEANER;12207965]Yup the same McCloskey that got a gift from the Prescott fight and got KOed by Corley right after the Khan fights[/QUOTE] WTF does that have to do with anything fool. The fact is, Paul was ducking, holding and…

Comment by Uncle Rodge on 06-05-2012

[QUOTE=Gino Ros;12207579]Yes. Because we MUST quell any criticism of Amir Khan IMMEDIATELY![/QUOTE] Can you not read? The post I replied to was about people trolling with alts. Criticise who you like buddy. Couldn't care less.

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