Amir Khan Tabs Virgil Hunter To Replace Freddie Roach

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Former WBC junior welterweight champion Amir Khan has asked WBC/WBA super middleweight champion  Andre Ward’s trainer to replace Hall-of-Famer Freddie Roach.

Khan has asked Virgil Hunter to train him from now on as he tries to regain his bearings after an embarrassing 4th round TKO loss in a WBC/WBA title fight against Danny Garcia last July 14.

A few days ago, Roach handed some advise to Khan's team - “I like Amir but they should keep him away from punchers.”

Hunter will be the 2004 British Olympic silver medalists  fifth trainer since he turned pro in 2004.

Boxing critics have often ridiculed Khan over his seeming inability to take a punch ever since he was knocked out in 54 seconds of the first round against Breidis Prescott on September 6, 2008.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by D-MiZe on 09-18-2012

[QUOTE=Sparked_26;12523589]Exactly but he probably will. He should have joined Adam Booth. I don't know why Khan is so obsessed with training in America, it's not like he can't ship over quality sparring to London. And Booth only has Haye and…

Comment by Belowthe belt on 09-17-2012

Khan cannot take a good hit to the chin. Khan is fast moves well but Khan's light go out on a solid hit to the jaw. No trainer can fix that. Khan has to face the fact he has a…

Comment by Sparked_26 on 09-17-2012

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;12522139]Khan better not ***** that ward is getting all the attention[/QUOTE] Exactly but he probably will. He should have joined Adam Booth. I don't know why Khan is so obsessed with training in America, it's not like he can't ship…

Comment by -PANDA- on 09-17-2012

certainly couldnt hurt...

Comment by Roy Jones Jnr on 09-17-2012

At the end of the day, a trainer can only do so much. It's always down to the fighter in the end. I hope though for Khan's sake that he starts to fight to the best of his abilities rather…

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