Amir Khan says he hopes new trainer Virgil Hunter will make him a complete fighter, while conceding “he has never really had a defence” in the ring. Khan, who fights Carlos Molina in Los Angeles on 15 December, recently split from Freddie Roach following back-to-back defeats, citing a lack of training time as one of his reasons to move on.
The former WBA and IBF Light-Welterwight champion said “Virgil made it clear he is going to be with me 100% I’m an offensive fighter and I need my trainer to teach me about defence.”
Hunter is also the trainer of 2011 Fighter of the Year and current WBA and WBC Super Middleweight Andre Ward who he has been with since Ward was young but Khan as stated that the new arrangement is an improvement.
The 25 year old added “We have changed a lot of stuff for this upcoming fight, first of all the trainer which I think is a massive part of the camp. Freddie is a great trainer but I wasn’t getting everything I wanted. I spoke to Virgil and the first thing I said to him was ‘you have Andre Ward, I hope you are not going to be busy like Freddie was with Manny Pacquiao and I get 100% of your time’.”