Despite Amir Khan’s obvious improvement as a professional boxer, especially after defeating Zab Judah recently, trainer Freddie Roach says he still has a way to go before matching pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao.
The WBA and IBF junior-welterweight king regularly spars stablemate Manny Pacquiao at the Wild Card gym in California and whilst Roach says the spars are competitive, Pacquiao always has the edge over the 24 year-old Briton
Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper Roach said: "When they spar, it’s always good. Amir is more than able to hold his own, but as it progresses, Manny takes control."
Roach added: "Manny is a great fighter, but Amir is certainly going in the right direction – that’s a fact, He’s a great kid who is always listening and always wanting to learn,"
August 1, 2011