Britain’s WBA light-welterweight champion Amir Khan is a superior boxer at 24 than Filipino Manny Pacquiao was at the same age, according to trainer Freddie Roach who works with both fighters. Khan, like Pacquiao, is a southpaw renowned for his speed and hard work ethic and Roach firmly believes he will emulate the Filipino by becoming the sport’s best pound-for-pound fighter within the next two years. “Amir is little bit more ahead of Manny,” said Roach. “It took Manny eight years to get to the point where he became unbeatable and he has dominated every fight.”
Published in The Express Tribune, July 14th, 2011.