Amir Khan confirms split with trainer Freddie Roach


Amir Khan has confirmed he has parted company with trainer Freddie Roach.

Following the loss of the Bolton boxers WBA light-welterweight title in July to Danny Garcia, it was rumoured the two would part ways – despite Amir saying in the aftermath that he was keen to remain loyal to Roach – however it would appear Khan has since changed his mind, confirming news of the split via his Twitter.

“Officially iv 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 go with?”

Defeat against Garcia was Khan’s second consecutive loss after being beaten via a split decision in December last year against Lamont Peterson, who later failed a drugs test which forced the postponement of a scheduled re-match.

Khan,25, wanted guarantees that Roach – who also looks after Manny Pacquiao – would be fully focused on the Brit for the duration of pre-fight camps.

While the two have been unable to come to a resolution, Khan’s statement suggests the split has been an amicable one.

Roach, 54, revealed he had spoken to Khan on Friday to discuss the end of their four-year partnership.

“He said, I know you’re busy with your other fighters and I’m going to go in a different direction’,” Roach told

“He said, no hard feelings, maybe we’ll get back together someday. He was being nice. I wished him luck. I’ve been fired before.”

Khan had initially said he would announce a new trainer immediately, however he has since been persuaded otherwise and will now announce who his new trainer will be in the very near future.