Trainer Freddie Roach does not believe that Amir Khan’s fourth-round knockout loss had anything to do with Khan’s parting with strength and conditioning guru Alex Ariza, a former assistant to Roach.
Danny Garcia and Amir Khan wll be subjected to random drug testing of blood and urine by the United States Anti-Doping Agency leading up to their July 14 fight, which currently is for the WBC and WBA titles.
Freddie Roach, Alex Ariza and Miguel Diaz have had a rocky relationship in the past, and one of the challenges of this Saturday night will be for the trio to set aside their differences and work together in Manny Pacquiao’s corner.
Manny Pacquiao’s charity foundation will get a new board of directors in the wake of a lawsuit leveled against it for a shipping controversy.
Conditioning coach Alex Ariza discusses Amir Khan’s second week of training in the Philippines and the British star’s fitness goals going into his rematch with Lamont Peterson. Ariza also provides an update on Manny Pacquiao.
Amir Khan on drug testing: “I’m probably one of the first fighters in our camp … to say, ‘look, I want to do random drug testing.'”
Amir Khan plans to take care of Lamont Peterson, finish off Tim Bradley, and then climb to welterweight for potential bouts against Floyd Mayweather or Shane Mosley.
Bob Arum: “The steroid problem is fading into the past.”
Alex Ariza considers it to be “a huge compliment” that rivals believe his fighters’ success, including that of Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan, is a result of performance enhancing drugs.
Antonio DeMarco: “In the end, I just believe that my heart was bigger than Jorge Linares’. My desire grew and my desire was greater than his in the end.”
Having risen from the canvas following his lone defeat, Jorge Linares eyes his fifth straight win against Antonio DeMarco and a shot at Mexican legend Erik Morales.
Forced to pull out of the Ronald Hearns fight, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will allow his injured hand to heal and then train for his next bout alongside Manny Pacquiao.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has received stitches for a cut on one of his hands, leading Bob Arum to believe doctors will advise him not to fight Ronald Hearns.
Trainer Freddie Roach might have to skip Julio Cesar Chavez's next fight due to a commitment to the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez press tour.
Lem Satterfield's notes include the delay of Chris Arreola's return to the ring, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.'s next will have Freddie Roach in his corner but not in the gym, plus prospects Joe Pedraza and Yordenis Ugas.