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Amir Khan retracts from ‘Parkinson’s Disease’ slur about ex-coach Freddie Roach

Brit boxer Amir Khan ends 4-yr-partnership with trainer 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.


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