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.