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 Last update:  9/11/2012       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
Roach: Team Khan Asked Me To Dump Pacquiao, Chavez
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By Rick Reeno

Trainer Freddie Roach advised BoxingScene.com that he is likely parting ways with former junior welterweight champion Amir Khan. The British star is telling media that he plans to announce his new trainer next week.

According to Roach, Khan's manager Asif Vali, and the boxer's father Shah Khan, were willing to keep Roach in place - but only if the hall-of-fame trainer was willing to dump Manny Pacquiao and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

After his July TKO loss to Danny Garcia, Khan was very vocal about not spending enough training time with Roach. The British boxer took part in a joint camp with Pacquiao, who was preparing for a June fight with Timothy Bradley. Roach has often paired Khan and Pacquiao in joint camps due to scheduling conflicts.

"They told me this, and this is pretty good.....they told me if I make Amir number one, and get rid of Manny and Chavez, they will still come back to me," Roach told BoxingScene.com. "[They said] if we're number one and you get rid of Manny and Chavez, we'll stay with you. I told them 'I can't do that.' They asked me that question face to face and on the phone."

Even though Amir is going in another direction, there are no hard feelings.

"I like Amir, I wish him nothing but the best," Roach said.

Tags: Amir Khan , Freddie Roach


 

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comment by paulf, on 09-12-2012
Roach has made it abundantly clear that Manny will always be his #1 priority. He said a few years back that if Manny and Amir were to fight, he would be in Manny's corner no doubt. I don't hate Amir and think he has potential, but the kid is ****ing delusional. He loses two fights strait and he ...

comment by DonCarlos83, on 09-12-2012
I have no trouble believing this of team Khan. Seems they are all as deluded as each other.

comment by littlemac, on 09-12-2012
I wonder what kind of beans Roach would spill if Duckuaio, excuse me I mean Pacquiao, would to ditch Roach as well.

comment by sdcluser, on 09-12-2012
[QUOTE=-MAKAVELLI-]maybe now we can get Amir vs PAC[/QUOTE] that's provide Khan comes out of coma after fighting matthysse

comment by P4P Prince, on 09-12-2012
KING NOT! he is the most overrated overhyped boxer to this date... Guy doesnt need a new trainer he needs another source of income... his chin is like Tommy Morrison, glass JOE from Tysons punch out...This needs to play peckaboo al night long if he doesnt wanna get hit.. Because his chin is like ...

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