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No I’m not Ringside…and I don’t contradict myself.. You seem to be obsessed with my posts Russian Tyson.. Khan’s problem isn’t just defense. He’s a very good outside boxer who can score a lot in a hurry, but his inside defense, infighting skills, and clinching skills suck.. They need a ton of work and development.. Hunter and Ward are the best 2 people anywhere who can help him with that.

Posted September 18, 2012 10:50 am 


Where Khan has to improve is in his Ring Brain

He does have P4P top ten skills, but he is let down by his own stupidity, he needs to learn that you cant blast your way out at the top level. I dont think its just a case of defence, Khan needs to improve his ring awareness and scenarios. It always seems that he can throw away a fight

Posted September 17, 2012 8:08 pm 

Jake Lead Rights

Hunter will teach him how to WIN. And to to win is to know your oponents strengths and weaknesses and how to over come those obstacles. Ward is a great pupil. Can Kahn adapt to a new style and not think that he needs to KO everyone’s that he faces?

Posted September 17, 2012 5:05 pm 

Ringside and Tark is the same person

Tark are you that crazy that you have to pretend be another person and agree with your own crazy comment,lol ! How about you stop being obsessed with contradicting yourself.

Posted September 17, 2012 4:57 pm 


Billy Joe looked first class at the weekend he is future world champ for sure.

Posted September 17, 2012 4:34 pm 


ahh thats right mate but Oliver Harrison was a good coach he shouldv stuck with him.

Posted September 17, 2012 4:33 pm 


Steward would be the worst choice for Khan… Manny has to be in Germany a lot training Wladimir… Then he has his commentary gigs to do.. Steward didn’t keep Tommy Hearns from getting knocked out by Iran Barkley and Marv Hagler — and that’s because ES preaches the KO. He’s obsessed with KO’s which isn’t good. Steward got Jermain Taylor, Lennox Lewis, Tommy Hearns, Vivian Harris, and Wladimir Klitschko KO’d by underdogs… Khan needs somebody like Hunter who’s not obessed with KO’s. “Just win Baby” is VH’s philosophy. He knows skills and patience get you there.

Posted September 17, 2012 3:23 pm 

Fight Aficionado

Hunter would surely tighten up Khan’s D which he desperately needs since his glass chin will continue getting cracked to bits unless he learns to protect it. But IMO Manny Steward’s the best fit. Khan is long and lean at 140 or 147 and has decent power. Steward is effective at getting his fighters to utilize their size advantages, keep their chin away from their opponents’ sweet spot, and step into their straight punches to maximize punching power. Those are the exact three things Khan needs to do better.

Posted September 17, 2012 2:47 pm 


Hope not… Nazim Richardson would not be a good choice. He’s not brilliant at teaching what Khan needs to know. Both Hunter and Ward would give Khan their time and Knowledge, because that’s the kind of people they are. I think Amir would blossom in that environment.

Posted September 17, 2012 2:25 pm 


Oh great, he’ll learn how to grab,push,pull legally or the right way lol.Guess win at all costs right floyd & ward?

Posted September 17, 2012 2:22 pm 


Hope not… Nazim Richardson would not be a good choice. He’s not brilliant at teaching what Khan needs to know. Both Hunter and Ward would give Khan their time and Knowledge, because that’s the kind of people they are. I think he would blossom in that environment.

Posted September 17, 2012 2:13 pm 

Fight Aficionado

Does this mean Khan will relocate to the SF Bay for his training camps? Ward trains out of Kings Gym in Oakland and I can’t imagine Hunter bailing to England.

Posted September 17, 2012 2:11 pm 


It’s Nazim Richardson

Posted September 17, 2012 1:49 pm 


I thought khan said he wanted to be number one. That was the reason he gave for leaving roach wasn’t it? Andre Ward ain’t taking no back seat to khan that’s for sure!

Posted September 17, 2012 12:55 pm 


I don’t know how it will go with Hunter (if it indeed turns out to be the case) but I do think it’s time Khan moved on from the Wildcard gym. For too long Khan has been comparing himself to Manny, “some days he gets the better of me and some days I get the better of him” and imitating Manny during fights such as raising his arms over his head when he’s been tagged. Other posters have already said it as well but Khan has no inside game and a leaky defence and he hasn’t been improving of late when at still only 25 I reckon he should be. Maybe he’s stagnated or maybe he’s reached his peak, who knows. . .but I do think he has the talent and ability to be better. I haven’t always been his biggest fan but he’s exciting in a ‘will he/won’t he’ kind of way so for that I’m willing to give him a chance!

Posted September 17, 2012 11:47 am 


Is that you Breidis??

Posted September 17, 2012 11:30 am 


A wise decision from Team Khan who wuda thunk it!

Posted September 17, 2012 11:28 am 


I would’ve chosen Mayweather Sr, Khan has a great jab. Watch lil’ Floyds jab when his dad at the camp. Mosley was scared to throw b’coz of that jab. Plus Mayweather Sr instils descipline in his fighters. Its his way or the high way. That’s exactly what Khan needs right now. Look at Dawson’s jab since Mayweather seperation.

Posted September 17, 2012 11:13 am 


Smith says, “Khan doesn’t have the chin to throw sustained flurries.” ..It doesn’t take a chin to throw sustained flurries—it takes judgment. You don’t throw a weak right uppercut just as a smashing left hooker is set to rip. NOBODY should do that. If you have Tommy Hearns’ chin, you don’t swap shots with Iran Barkley or Marv Hagler. If you have Amir Khan’s chin you don’t trade with a fresh Danny Garcia or Lucas Matthysse. If you’re fighting Dimitri Salita, Paul McCloskey, Paulie Malignaggi, or Zab Judah you can drill them with sustained combinations at strategic moments: such as when they’re flagging or hiding behind gloves pulled into their face.

Posted September 17, 2012 11:08 am 


Smith says, “Hunter definitely knows his stuff but he’s not a miracle worker.” ..It’s not about working miracles. It’s about a steady progression of development and refinement in fundamental skills that Khan is lacking—infighting skills, inside defense, and clinching skills. Khan is 25. Ward mastered these skills under Hunter in 8 years. Ward is a great all around fighter. Khan he can be where Ward is in 4 years. Warren Buffett said, “Investors want to become billionaires overnight—but that’s not how it works. Slow and steady wins the race.”

Posted September 17, 2012 11:05 am 


Bad idea Khan should of picked another trainer. Marcelo just because Hill has a champion doesnt mean you he will get the same results with Khan. Hill can be a jerk at times. Try not to be a expert in this, something you dont know what your talking about. Ward will be beat and when that happens what will people be thinking of Hill. Just like Freddie Roach once was the greatest coach now he’s passe’ to people.

Posted September 17, 2012 11:03 am 


What about that guy in the hat….perhaps he’s available…he could mark Khans card…

Posted September 17, 2012 10:34 am 


Someone please call Mr Hunter, talk some sense into him if this is true and by all means tell him not to waste his f time!!!

Posted September 17, 2012 8:36 am 

Jones Corner

I agree Virgil has such a narcisstic attitude. Dont like the man. Khan does need that. Steward is a down to earth guy. Steward would of been a better choice

Posted September 17, 2012 8:22 am 


hehe, this would not end well with those two working together.

Posted September 17, 2012 8:18 am 


Virgil Hunter is such a stuck up punk. Bad move by Khan he should of went to Steward.

Posted September 17, 2012 8:14 am 

Neil (pomy)

I was hoping for Emanuel Steward … but if Ward is anything to go by then Virgil Hunter should be a excellent defensive coach …. which is what Khan needs badly. Khan needs to pace himself more conservatively, he needs to remove the amatuer mentality, use his brain more and significantly improve the defence. Khan is still very young …. but he seriously needs to look at his weaknesses.

Posted September 17, 2012 8:11 am 


Khan blames everyone for his losses except himself, I’m a Brit and I used to like and support Khan but after a while is ego and big headedness put me off him… It’s got so bad the last year I now can’t stand the site of him and in interviews he’s a real Pratt. He’s exciting only because in nearly every fight he’s gonna get hurt!

Posted September 17, 2012 8:07 am 


Off Subject: Where’s all the UK weekend news :?: B.J.Saunders, The Walsh Bro’s & the Gianaian Commey all picked up good wins over the weekend + George Groves got stripped of his British title. Come on ESB Wakey Wakey :!: :!: :!: :!:

Posted September 17, 2012 8:00 am 


Amir khan is a little child who blames everyone for his mistakes he is not man enough to accept his faults. he is a show off thats why he gets nowhere.

Posted September 17, 2012 7:03 am 


No! it was jorge rubio who got the chop after the prescott fight on the insistence of Frank Warren. And Oliver Harrrison was dropped 2 fights earlier, because he was not that good a coach

Posted September 17, 2012 6:19 am 


Can Hunter fix the chin, if not…………….same outcome different story.

Posted September 17, 2012 6:17 am 


it cracks me up how he keeps blaming defeats on everyone and everything but himself, it was his old coach Oliver Harrison got the chop when he got KO’d by Prescott like it was his fault.

Posted September 17, 2012 5:15 am 


He is going to end up being an expert fiddle player,

Posted September 17, 2012 5:10 am 


Khan lives in la-la land, he just follows the big names around in boxing, Manny before and now Ward, and expects their respective trainers to snap their fingers and pop Khan in their shoes. The delusion Khan is under is that he thinks he’s a born fighter, he’s not. He’d be a much more accomplished 1500m runner or something…..

Posted September 17, 2012 5:09 am 


khan has a huge ego he didnt listen to roach nor did he execute the game plan that was set out…… no trainer no matter how great can make a horse drink the water if they dont want too …

Posted September 17, 2012 5:07 am 


Exactly sir, its a strange move, maybe he was the only top American coach willing to take him,but like someone says would he be as recognised without the help of Ward?

Posted September 17, 2012 5:07 am 


good point, I think Khan would be hard to teach the finer points(defence) as he comes across like he knows best already when that’s obviously not the case.

Posted September 17, 2012 5:04 am 


TJ and Boxing Barlow – very good comments i totally agree, although who knows how many trainers rejected him!

Posted September 17, 2012 4:51 am 

Boxing Barlow

Not sure Im right in saying this, so am prepared to be shot down or put right. But I was under the impression Virgil Hunter’s only notable fighter is Andre Ward. That he was in that position as he had been Wards trainier since a kid rather than being hand picked later on as Wards career took off. If he hadnt been lucky enough to have come across the talent of Ward would Hill be considered as a top trainer? Or its a Enzo Calzaghe style relationship where Hill was just in the right place at the right time. I’m not putting the guy down and he must be worth his weight or Ward wouldnt still be using him. But I’m suprised Khan hasnt gone for a more reconginsed name, who had had more top level fighters on their bookds over the years.

Posted September 17, 2012 4:27 am 


Khan will always play second fiddle. This seems promising!

Posted September 17, 2012 4:13 am 


If this is true then Virgil has his work cut out.

Posted September 17, 2012 3:12 am 


How will Khan like to play second fiddle to the #2P4P in Andre Ward?
Will Hunter really have the time or inclination to handle Khan and the rest of his interfering family and the b.s. they carry with them?

Posted September 17, 2012 2:40 am 

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