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Khan on Picking Hunter, Firing Roach, Facing Hatton

Former champion Amir Khan (26-3, 18KOs) believes he will become a completely different fighter after hiring new trainer Virgil Hunter. After suffering back to back defeats to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia, Khan fired longtime trainer Freddie Roach. Khan is scheduled for his comeback fight against Carlos Molina on December 15th.

He says working with Roach at the always crowded Wild Card Gym in Hollywood allowed for a lot of other fighters to know exactly what he planned to do in the ring.

"That's what is going to happen. I'm going to work on a new defense, new tactics for the next fight and hopefully not make any mistakes," he told Sky Sports News HD.

"I've got a great offense, but I've never had a trainer to work on my defense. I've always had a poor defense and I think Virgil Hunter can bring the best out of me, hopefully work on the mistakes I make."

"[With Roach] the focus wasn't there as much and we kept on doing the same things in the gym, and that is probably why a lot of fighters that I fought knew exactly what I was going to do."

The minute Manchester star Ricky Hatton announced his comeback, rumors began swirling about a potential money-match with Khan in 2013. Khan is open to doing the fight, but not in the near future.

"Definitely it's a realistic fight, a fight the public want to see, a fight probably Ricky wants also," he said.

"We are good friends, we have been good friends for such a long time. We are in the same weight division, so you never know it could happen in the future."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LAPete on 10-05-2012

1) Kahn : I picked Hunter because he is a soft puncher and he can't hurt my weak chin. 2.) Kahn: I fired Freddy because i am a crybaby and i needed to blame someone for my weak chin. 3.)…

Comment by kiaba360 on 10-05-2012

[QUOTE=Body Movin';12579385]khan is going to need more than better positioning. he has no defense to speak of. dude stands in one spot with hands up and does nothing but eat uppercuts and hooks. he needs to roll with punches. he's…

Comment by Young Money on 10-05-2012

[QUOTE=Pretty Boy Greg;12577513]this is about the only thing he has going for him, she is soooooo hot [IMG]http://www.timesofummah.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Amir-with-his-Fiance-Faryal-Makhdoom.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] She looks a lot older than him in that photo.

Comment by Body Movin' on 10-05-2012

[QUOTE=BabyFaceAssasin;12578538][b]I keep saying it...nothing is horribly wrong with his defense. [b] The problem is his chin. Everyone is gonna get hit by a clean punch you have to be able to take it or at least recover well. Khan does…

Comment by the_kid_08 on 10-05-2012

[QUOTE=Mr LarryX;12578518]So what was the excuse when you got ko'd in 53 seconds with your old trainer?[/QUOTE] He fired that trainer after only one fight

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