Khan parts company with trainer Roach

Amir Khan announced the split from his trainer on Twitter

Amir Khan announced the split from his trainer on Twitter

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Amir Khan has confirmed his split from world-renowned trainer Freddie Roach.

There have been rumblings the Bolton boxer and Roach would go their separate ways after the former suffered a stunning fourth-round knockout loss to Danny Garcia for the WBC and WBA light-welterweight titles in July.

And Khan wrote on his Twitter account: "Officially iv left freddie roach. Just spoke to his and had a good professional chat and maybe in the future we work together. Freddie understood why I'm looking at other trainers and wished me all the best for the future. Who do. My followers think I should go with?"

Defeat against Garcia was Khan's second consecutive loss.

He was beaten via a split decision in December last year against Lamont Peterson, who later failed a drugs test which forced the postponement of a scheduled re-match.

Khan said in the aftermath of his defeat to Garcia that he was keen to remain loyal to Roach, who took charge of the 25-year-old after his knockout loss to Breidis Prescott in September 2008 and led him to two world titles in the 140lb division.

However, Khan wanted guarantees Roach - who also looks after Manny Pacquiao - would be fully focused on the Brit for the duration of pre-fight camps.

Khan was keen to name his new trainer immediately after the announcement, but was persuaded otherwise.

He said: "Rt this I'm going to announce my new trainer in 10 minutes....

"I'm sorry @saj23x just give me so much s***. He said I have to announce it tomorrow morning."

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