The loss was the second in a row for Khan (26-3, 18 knockouts), whose eight-fight winning streak that included four knockouts under Roach was ended with December’s controversial split-decision loss to Lamont Peterson.
Roach spoke to RingTV.com about the future of his relationship with Khan, who has been with Roach for his past 10 fights. Roach denied that Khan has specifically expressed the desire to end their association, contrary to reports.
During that time, Khan won his first eight bouts but lost his past two, having been resurrected under Roach following a 54-second knockout loss to Breidis Prescott as a lightweight in Sept. of 2008.
Also during that stretch, Khan has earned two belts, knocked out New Yorkers Zab Judah and Paulie Malignaggi, and beat former beltholders Marco Antonio Barrera, Marcos Maidana and Andreas Kotelnik.
Khan also shares Roach with eight-division titlewinner Manny Pacquiao and WBC middleweight titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., whose respective training regimens took place in preparation for title bouts they participated in last month.
First into the ring was Pacquiao, who dropped a controversial split-decision to then-WBO junior welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley that dethroned him as WBO welterweight beltholder on June 9. A week later on June 16, Chavez Jr. scored an impressive seventh-round knockout victory over southpaw challenger Andy Lee.
Source: Ring TV