LONDON: Trainer Freddie Roach has said that Manny Pacquiao is still ahead of Amir Khan in the ring. Both fighters have improved significantly since coming under the trainer’s wing, and the duo have made no secret of the intensity of their training bouts. “When they spar it’s always good but, while Amir is more than able to hold his own, as it progresses Manny takes control,” said Roach. “Amir has developed so much since I started working with him. He’s a great kid who is always listening and always wanting to learn. Manny is a great fighter but Amir is certainly going in the right direction — that’s a fact.”
Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2011.