Khan hires Roach in bid to bounce back from defeat

first_imgnews Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Khan hires Roach in bid to bounce back from defeat Share on LinkedIn Mon 22 Sep 2008 19.01 EDT Boxing Reuse this content First published on Mon 22 Sep 2008 19.01 EDT Topics Amir Khan Amir Khan has hired Freddie Roach in response to his knockout defeat by the Colombian Breidis Prescott. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Share on Facebook Amir Khan has hired the American trainer Freddie Roach in the wake of his 54-second knockout defeat by Breidis Prescott in Manchester this month. Khan spent the weekend at Roach’s gym in Los Angeles and, although his team remain coy about his future plans, Roach has claimed he will train the 21-year-old for his December comeback fight.Roach, who currently trains the Filipino world lightweight champion Manny Pacquiao, said: “We’re going to fight in December and he’s going to train here for six weeks for that fight.” Khan split with his trainer, Jorge Rubio, after the defeat to Prescott, although there have been suggestions from his father, Shah, that the Cuban may still have a part to play in the new setup. Khan will still need someone in his corner for his December 6 comeback because Roach has a commitment to Pacquiao, who will face Oscar De La Hoya in Las Vegas on the same night. Since you’re here…center_img Share via Email Share on Twitter This article is more than 10 years old Boxing … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Facebook This article is more than 10 years old Support The Guardian Press Association Shares00 Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Share via Emaillast_img

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