Amir Khan retracts from ‘Parkinson’s Disease’ slur about ex-coach Freddie Roach
Boxing ace Amir Khan has landed in a new row after he suggested that his former trainer Freddie Roach was battling with Parkinson's Disease, and subsequently backtracked from the comments.
Khan made the remark while at a function in Los Angeles to publicise his first fight since his split from Roach, which is a non-title bout against Mexican-American Carlos Molina in the city on December 15.
"Freddie is one of the best out there. He took my career to a high, winning two titles," the Daily Express quoted Khan, as saying on Twitter.
"I blame myself for the losses in my career. Not blaming Freddie Roach or anyone. I just needed a change," he added.
Earlier, Khan had said that Roach was 'struggling with instructions' due to the disease.
"It's hard to see him older and getting worse. I wish him the best. Freddie, with the Parkinson's, was struggling with instructions and couldn't move as well," he had said.