Former world light-welterweight champion Amir Khan has confirmed
that he will no longer be trained by Freddie Roach.
The Bolton man suffered defeat to Philadelphia's Danny Garcia
this summer and feels he needs a trainer in order to take his
The split follows weeks of speculation, in which it was
suggested that Khan's management team had told Roach that his
services would no longer be required if he didn't agree to give
Khan his full attention.
Roach, a multiple trainer of the year and Hall of Fame inductee,
has a stable featuring the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Julio Cesar
Chavez Jnr so would not be able to commit to such an agreement.
Khan wrote on his Twitter account: "Officially I've left Freddie
Roach. Just spoke to him and had a good professional chat and maybe
in the future we work together.
"Freddie understood why I'm looking at other trainers and wished
me all the best for the future. Who do my followers think I should
It has been rumoured that Khan's next trainer could be Nazim
Richardson, the man who has trained the likes of Shane Mosley and
Bernard Hopkins in recent years.
Roach took over the stewardship of Khan in late 2008 when the
British fighter was attempting to rebuild from his devastating loss
to Colombian banger Breidis Prescott.
And was widely credited with re-establishing Khan's confidence
and boxing style until he suffered back to back defeats to Lamont
Peterson and the aforementioned Garcia.