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Old 05-02-2010, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default The last time Amir Khan sparred with Manny is in training for Oisin Fagan..

Which is strange because I was under the impression Khan was a regular sparring mate of Manny's.

Considering that Fagan was the first fight under Roach and Khan has never sparred with Manny since leads me to believe that Amir was;

(A) Not benefiting from sparring with an experienced ultra-speedy southpaw.
(B) Opening a can of whup ass on Manny.
(C) Getting his ass handed to him by the Pac-Man so badly Roach decided to build another gym for Khan to train in.

With my experience and powers of deduction I've come to the conclusion that A + B seem a tad far fetched.

If you were a speedy talented boxer would there be any other reasons for not sparring with Manny Pacquiao?
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: The last time Amir Khan sparred with Manny is in training for Oisin Fagan..

i think it wud have more to do with the timings of both their fights TBH
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:52 PM   #3
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Default Re: The last time Amir Khan sparred with Manny is in training for Oisin Fagan..

Where did you hear this from? Manny sparred Amir before he fought Cotto. If I can find the quote from roach i'll post it
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:53 PM   #4
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Default Re: The last time Amir Khan sparred with Manny is in training for Oisin Fagan..

I thought the main reason for them ever sparring was to get Pac ready for Oscar and to build Khan's confidence back up. Since then they've not really needed each other in sparring- Pacman isn't fighting someone Khan's size (5'10'') and Khan didn't go on to fight anyone as small and as fast as Pac after that.
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:55 PM   #5
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Default Re: The last time Amir Khan sparred with Manny is in training for Oisin Fagan..

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Where did you hear this from? Manny sparred Amir before he fought Cotto. If I can find the quote from roach i'll post it

Straight from the mouth of Khan he's interviewed in this Month's Boxing Monthly.

He says " I did alright and would love to test myself against him again, I've come on so much under Freddie"
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I thought the main reason for them ever sparring was to get Pac ready for Oscar and to build Khan's confidence back up. Since then they've not really needed each other in sparring- Pacman isn't fighting someone Khan's size (5'10'') and Khan didn't go on to fight anyone as small and as fast as Pac after that.
Exactly. They have no reason to spar. All this 'Khan can hang with Pacquiao in sparring' should be deficated on if someone tries to use it as an argument for why Khan can do this or that.
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:58 PM   #7
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I thought the main reason for them ever sparring was to get Pac ready for Oscar and to build Khan's confidence back up. Since then they've not really needed each other in sparring- Pacman isn't fighting someone Khan's size (5'10'') and Khan didn't go on to fight anyone as small and as fast as Pac after that.

Fair points I was just under the impression that Khan was a sparring partner of Manny's last year for the Hatton fight
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Fair points I was just under the impression that Khan was a sparring partner of Manny's last year for the Hatton fight
dont think they ended up sparring for that mate
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Default Re: The last time Amir Khan sparred with Manny is in training for Oisin Fagan..

Khan was going to be Manny's Chief Sparring Partner if He Was Fighting Floyd. Roach said his speed and range would come in useful.
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Default Re: The last time Amir Khan sparred with Manny is in training for Oisin Fagan..

In the Telegraph in October 09 the Headline was "Amir Khan to spar again with Manny Pacquiao" for the Salita fight and Cotto and again in Dec 09 Freddie Roach says they train and spar together all the time

Giving the impression that Amir is almost at Pacs level when he's clearly not if they've not been in the ring together for over a year
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:09 PM   #11
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dont think they ended up sparring for that mate

They didn't but at the time Khan was going on how he'd be sparring Manny to beat Ricky it was all over the papers.
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:56 PM   #12
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Where did you hear this from? Manny sparred Amir before he fought Cotto. If I can find the quote from roach i'll post it

Your right Roach was quoted as saying this but it seems he was just talking Amir up.
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Old 05-02-2010, 05:04 PM   #13
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Default Re: The last time Amir Khan sparred with Manny is in training for Oisin Fagan..

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Roach wasnt talking Amir up anything, The Pacquio-Mayweather fight didnt happen and Khan wouldnt have been much use sparring wise for Clottey.

Seems he is, the wild Card are giving the impression the Khan can hang with Manny in the ring when he's only ever been in with him once over a year and a half ago.

Why am i bothered? because I was under the impression he was sparring with the P4P 1 in the world.


anyhoo I found it interesting.
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:03 PM   #14
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Default Re: The last time Amir Khan sparred with Manny is in training for Oisin Fagan..

Yeah sounds like Roach was building Khans confidence...lol I think Roach's gonna have his work cut out after Khans latest scandal.


Besides Roach has already admitted that Khan's nowhere near Mannys level. I remember him eve once saying that if they ever fought Khan would do alright i the early rounds but would get KO'd middle to the end by Manny.So he's still got a long way to go to become a better coach
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:07 PM   #15
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Default Re: The last time Amir Khan sparred with Manny is in training for Oisin Fagan..

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Yeah sounds like Roach was building Khans confidence...lol I think Roach's gonna have his work cut out after Khans latest scandal.


Besides Roach has already admitted that Khan's nowhere near Mannys level. I remember him eve once saying that if they ever fought Khan would do alright i the early rounds but would get KO'd middle to the end by Manny.So he's still got a long way to go to become a better coach
What scandal?

He sent some pictures of his **** to a girl? Who cares?
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