Former world light welterweight champion Amir Khan has set the record straight regarding comments he made about his split with respected trainer Freddie Roach. At a Los Angeles press conference on Tuesday to publicise his fight with Carlos Molina, Khan commented on Roach’s Parkinson’s decease, indicating his illness was the reason for seeking out a new trainer.
Speaking at the conference Khan said: "It’s hard to see him older and getting worse. I wish him the best. Freddie, with the Parkinson’s disease, he was struggling with instructions and couldn’t move as well."
The British boxer was criticized for his comments but went on his Twitter account to clarify what he said: "Hey guys I didn’t say @FreddieRoach is a bad trainer, he’s 1 of the best out there and took my career to a high winning 2 world titles".
"I blame myself for the losses in my career. Not blaming @FreddieRoach or anyone. I just needed a change."
After hearing Khan’s comments on Tuesday about his Parkinsons decease Roach said: "If that was true, why would he say to me fire Manny Pacquiao and Julio Chavez Jr, and they’ll keep me? Him, his father, his lawyer and his uncle all said that. It had nothing to do with Parkinson’s. They know that. And I wish them the best of luck."
November 1, 2012