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R. Mayweather Says Khan Must Use His Long Reach

By Chris Robinson

Stopping by the Mayweather Boxing Club on Tuesday afternoon, I crossed paths with outspoken trainer Roger Mayweather yet again.

I was curious for Roger’s take on this weekend’s highly dramatic Amir Khan-Danny Garcia duel inside of the nearby Mandalay Bay. In a rousing affair, Garcia would plant Khan on the seat of his pants with a wicked left hook in the third round and finish him off the following fame after scoring two more knockdowns.

After the fight, Khan complained that he was a bit tired of jet setting across the globe in order to dive into his training, having spent a few camps in the Philippines alongside Manny Pacquiao in recent times. Khan seems to feel that he may not be getting enough one-on-one time with Freddie Roach and I asked Roger if searching for a new trainer might be a good idea for the British stalwart.

“I don’t really know, because I don’t know how Freddie Roach trains,” Roger stated. “I really don’t know what his technique in training is. If I was teaching him I would teach him how to box, to keep them mother***ers away from him. He’s tall, he’s rangy anyways. Learn how to control them with your reach.”

Uncle Roger is no stranger to success, having compiled a respectable 59-13 record with 35 knockouts during his eighteen years as a professional while winning world titles at 130 and 140 pounds. Included in those thirteen losses were six stoppage defeats, an obvious sign that Roger had the mental fortitude to push past those setbacks in continuing his career.

Asked what advice he would have for Khan in the wake of his disastrous defeat, Roger was candid as could be.

“You’ve got to believe you can win, otherwise you’ll never get over that sh*t,” Roger said of Khan, who was also stopped in a single round by Breidis Prescott nearly four years ago. “You’ve got to believe in what you do. Most guys, when they get knocked out, they never come back. In order to come back, you have to believe in yourself, that’s number one.”

As for his own stoppage defeats, two of which came at the hands of the great Julio Cesar Chavez, Roger claims to have never sulked about the actual result of the fight.

“When I fought, whether I got knocked out or whatever the case was, me, I never focused on ‘I got knocked out’” Roger stated. “It’s inevitable, it happens. I never thought about what’s going to happen. Anybody can get stopped, anybody can make a mistake. I just focused on my mind that I’m not going to worry about it because I know this is part of the sport. Most people can’t deal with knockouts because they worry about what’s going to happen the next time they fight. But anybody can get knocked out, I know that.”

Remains to be seen what is next for Khan but there are whispers that he is keen to a rematch with Garcia. As for Roger, he can always be found at the Mayweather Boxing Club putting in work and will be awaiting the release of his nephew Floyd Jr. from jail early next month.

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Nonito Donaire downs Jeffrey Mathebula - Behind the scenes at the HBO card, including a ringside view of Donaire's victory, Kelly Pavlik, Robert Garcia, Bob Arum, Abner Mares, and others

Candid images of Tim Bradley's controversial victory over Pacquiao - A ringside view of the controversial showdown

Chris Robinson is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. He can be reached at Trimond@aol.com, www.Twitter.com/CRHarmony, and www.YouTube.com/CRHarmony

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

Well yea of course Khan should use his reach but that won't improve his beard... And Khan needs to learn to tie up better...if you know u can't take a very good punch that well learn some techniques to prepare…

Comment by The Big Dunn on 07-19-2012

[QUOTE=Suavecito80;12352592][QUOTE=Big Dunn;12352464]Khan didn't get hit in the jaw he got hit behind the ear with a punch he didn't see. Khan can do 2 things to help his jaw: 1. keep hands up when punching 2. use reach to jab…

Comment by Suavecito80 on 07-19-2012

[QUOTE=Big Dunn;12352464]Khan didn't get hit in the jaw he got hit behind the ear with a punch he didn't see. Khan can do 2 things to help his jaw: 1. keep hands up when punching 2. use reach to jab…

Comment by The Big Dunn on 07-19-2012

[QUOTE=chito;12352445]how abt the glass jaw? i bet no trainer can harden it up for him well i just wonder, erik morales survived garcia's best punches, but not khan?[/QUOTE] Khan didn't get hit in the jaw he got hit behind the…

Comment by chito on 07-19-2012

[QUOTE=Big Dunn;12352406]I thought floyd sr. helped ODH to a degree and it wasn't with the shell. WHile I understand your point, Khan is smart and athletic. He could learn and utilize what floyd sr. would offer him easily. I think…

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