Amir Khan blames parties for his loss to Garcia
By Mark Havey: Amir Khan thrived under the tutelage of trainer Freddie Roach. Before he joined Roach he had just been knocked out in 52 seconds to a unknown fighter. The world famous Wildcard gym was what he felt he needed. Roach turned the former Olympian into a multiple world champion and PPV star. But things turned sour after Amir Khan was brutally knocked out by the confident Danny Garcia.
That is the case in most gyms. There are times when in training when it’s better to lose in Sparring. You work on defense and don’t really throw punches. Other times you work on certain punches or combinations. Amir should have ignored the thoughts on how other see him and focused on what was best for him. looking good in the gym is great but how much does in matter if you look bad in a fight. And getting knocked out after you have talked a good fight, looks bad.
Khan said “At the last camp for the Garcia fight, I went to four parties,” Khan said. “It’s not me. But then you’d be seen mixing with A-list celebrities, like Jennifer Lopez, and they all say nice things.
“You think, ‘Wow, they know me’. You see people on television and you remember they’d spoken to you at a party. But I also know that it’s a story of boxers down the years.
“Normally, I’m a very humble man. But when people come over and say there’s this party happening and people like yourself should be there, it’s a big thing, it does change you”.
I Respect Khan for admitting that he was unprofessional and went to parties. I was once a big Khan Fan, but I have written a lot of negative articles about him. I have never hated him but he lost me as a fan for the same reason he has been losing a lot of fans, he never took the blame. Three times he has been beaten. Twice he blamed his trainers and once he blamed ‘the man in the hat’. At first people thought this man in a hat business was funny. But then we all saw that Khan was deadly serious. He believed it. he would always make excuses and blame other when things went wrong. Another problem has been his arrogance. Being cocky is fine. But doing after you lose is insulting. Khan shouldn’t have been talking about a Mayweather fight after he lost to Peterson. He should have been saying “it’s back to the drawing board. I messed up and I will put it right”. He should have said the same thing after he lost to Garcia. Instead he talked about how he is the best. But I respect Khan for coming forward and saying he is at fault. He is young and will say and do silly things. But I hope this is a new Amir Khan because he was once very likable.