By Rick Reeno
In the aftermath of July's four round TKO defeat to Danny Garcia, British superstar Amir Khan (26-3, 18KOs), and members of his team, openly complained about taking part in joint training camps.
Freddie Roach, who trains Khan, is also the trainer of high profile boxers Manny Pacquiao and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
On more than one occasion, Roach was forced to juggle simultaneous camps because several of his boxers were scheduled to fight within weeks of each other. Khan has often been paired in joint camps with Pacquiao.
Khan wants to continue his relationship with Roach, but he doesn't want to share him during training camps.
Roach has still not heard a definitive answer from Khan's team regarding the future of his position.
"I have not heard anything official from them. I heard they want to fight in December. No one has told me if I'm in or out," Roach told BoxingScene.com.
However, if having a joint training camp is a sticking point for Khan - the same scenario will possibly surface once again in the fall.
Pacquiao, who is Roach's main fighter, is going to return on December 1st or December 8th. With Khan being scheduled to return on December 15th, then obviously the hall of fame trainer will be forced to combine their training camps.
If the December situation plays out as expected, and Khan requests a separate training camp, Roach makes it clear that Pacquiao's camp takes priority above anything else.
"If Manny fights in December, he takes priority," Roach said.