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Khan Takes Full Blame, Doesn't Rule Out a New Trainer

Amir Khan has taken full responsibility for his defeat to Danny Garcia last weekend - but still implied changes could be afoot.

Khan told Sky Sports he was not blaming trainer Freddie Roach for the loss that saw him part once more with the WBA light-welterweight title.

The Briton had earlier told The Mirror that perhaps being number two to Manny Pacquiao in Roach's Wild Card gym was not such a good thing after all.

And while re-iterated those sentiments, he insisted the blame for the fourth-round stoppage lay entirely at his own door.

"Freddie's a great trainer. I'm taking the whole blame, it was my fault," he said. "There are a few things we shouldn't have done in training camp and could have done differently, but me and Freddie will sit down and talk through it.

"But I was the one in the ring, I'm the one making the mistakes and I'm not blaming anyone. My team did a great job and I'm not pointing the finger at anyone."

Regarding his future relationship with Roach, he added: "I'm going to look at my options, sit down with my team this week. At the moment I'm happy with Freddie but there are a few things that I want to change.

"I'm going to speak to my team, see how they feel about things, and take it from there. It's not something I'm going to jump in and make a decision (about). I'm going to take my time, maybe watch the fight a few more times, see where I need improve and see if Freddie can improve me.

"If I do pick another trainer I need a trainer who can take me to where I want to be."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxing Sage on 07-19-2012

New trainer or not, he can't get a chin transplant and that's what really counts for him.

Comment by Allucard on 07-19-2012

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;12349738]Amir Khan has taken full responsibility for his defeat to Danny Garcia last weekend - but still implied changes could be afoot. Khan told Sky Sports he was not blaming trainer Freddie Roach for the loss that saw him part…

Comment by Sugar Q on 07-19-2012

[QUOTE=Alpha & Omega;12351125]AMEN Khan, you hit the nail on the head. Go find a trainer who knows about infighting and defense techniques. Roach is a good trainer but as I have said several times, he teaches overwhelming offense, and when…

Comment by No1 on 07-19-2012

[QUOTE=MrClutch85;12349786]Khan needs a new trainer his name Roger Mayweather[/QUOTE] Terrible fit. They are two ego's! Rogers style would suit a slick fighter with good head movement and quick feet. Khan is soooo stiff, his head movement is non existent and…

Comment by tredh on 07-19-2012

[quote=danceswithfire;12350999]that crackhead is a bum of a trainer.. he shows up whener he wants, lies like a mofo , disloyal , he just aint that good. even his son says he's a bum[/quote] You trippin Mayweather Sr has a poor…

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