Amir Khan claims he could train himself for final part of his career

Amir Khan believes he could train himself for the final fights of his career – but hasn't ruled out a reunion with Freddie Roach.

The former world champion has worked with no fewer than six coaches since turning professional in 2005.

The late Oliver Harrison was in Khan's corner for his first 17 fights before Jorge Rubio oversaw the Briton's disastrous defeat by Breidis Prescott.

Roach took the reigns for the most successful portion of Khan's career as he became a unified light-welterweight champion.

Since they split in 2012, the Olympic silver medalist has worked with Virgil Hunter, Joe Goosen and most recently Bones Adams.

Khan, 33, is currently without a trainer as he waits for the coronavirus crisis to pass before returning to the ring.

And he is prepared to relocate to America for a third time having previously enjoyed stints in Las Vegas and San Francisco.

"I'm keeping my options open in terms of a coach and am doing a little bit of training at home," he told Mirror Fighting.

"At this stage of my career it's about having a coach just to set a game plan. I can even train myself for a fight.

"It's good to have a coach there but how much of a job could he do now because I've been in the game for so long.

"Do I really need one of the top trainers? Maybe for motivation, someone like a Freddie Roach who I used to be with; he would see where I was and where I am now and compare.

"Going to America was probably the best move I made and I would love to go back there again because I love the quality of training, the sparring and living out there.


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Floyd Mayweather’s message to Amir Khan as Brit chased fight

Amir Khan has revealed Floyd Mayweather once told him he was looking for an opponent – then ignored the Brit's pleas to be chosen.

Khan chased a fight against the ring legend throughout his career but was never able to tempt him into the squared circle.

The closest he came was when Mayweather instead opted to fight Marcos Maidana in 2014 before he retired following his win over Conor McGregor three year later.

And in recalling the only conversation he had with his rival, Khan told Sky Sports: "I met Mayweather at a WBC convention in Miami back in 2018.We spoke; he was very respectful, he hugged me.

"We didn't speak about the Maidana thing ever! Mayweather is a funny character. He's one of those type of guys who wants to pick who he fights and be the boss and be the main headline, but when I met him face to face he was a different guy.

"He said hi to me and my wife and to my team and took pictures. "We never spoke about why it didn't happen between us.

"He did say, 'Amir I need a dancing partner!' I said, 'Yo, Floyd it's me who's waiting on you!'"

Khan has not fought since he beat Billy Dib in a hastily-arranged fight in Saudi Arabia last year.

That followed his defeat by welterweight world champion Terence Crawford in New York.

And the 33-year-old also admitted he is unlikely to lure domestic rival Kell Brook into the ring.

He added: "When me and [promoter Eddie Hearn] were in talks we were talking about it at 147lbs. Then as the talks were going on it went quiet.

"Then we hear that he's gone up to 154lbs. He knows I would never go up a weight. I went up against Canelo. I said, 'If I am going to fight it would happen at 147'. It was him who walked away from the fight.

"He's a respectable fighter. He's a good fighter. It would be massive in the UK. 147lbs is the weight, really. I'm not going up or down."

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