Monday night at the grand opening of the Brunswick Boxing Club Amir Khan, who was making a guest appearance taking pictures and signing autographs for fans, granted us exclusive access for an interview. Coming off of his KO loss to Danny Garcia in July, he addressed rumors of dropping hall of fame trainer Freddy Roach, a possible fight with fellow 140lb contender Joan Guzman, and what might be next.
As far as Freddy Roach is concerned Amir “King” Khan said he has not made an official announcement confirming the removal of Roach from his camp, but is certainly talking to other trainers trying to find the best fit for him. “Offensively I am a great fighter,” he says but admits to having flaws where his defensive tactics may be concerned. Reminding us all that at the young age of Twenty-five years he has already been world champion twice and is looking to get another title before his time in the ring is done.
As far as talks with Joan Guzman, a rumored opponent, are concerned Kahn says that the first time he heard of it was on Google news. (Side note: is anyone else wondering if he checks his own Google alerts a la Kim Kardashian?). Further clarifying that there are no talks nor have there ever been for a fight with Guzman.
In terms of what is next for Khan, returning to the ring after a loss, he says that he as a December 15, 2012 date. No opponent thus far, but Lucas Matthysse caught his eye with his win over Ajose Olusegun this past weekend and Khan thinks that might be a fight worth pursuing. Interesting choice, I think. We all know that Khan is not known for his chin, and Matthysse is somewhat known for his power. I must say, I give him credit for throwing that idea of a challenge out there. What do you, the readers, think? Leave your thoughts, hypothetical outcomes below in the comments