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Former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion and British superstar Amir "King" Khan and unbeaten super lightweight contender Carlos Molina participated in a press conference Tuesday to formally announce Khan's and Molina's Saturday, Dec. 15 fight at the Los Angeles Sports Arena which will be broadcast live on Showtime. What ended up drawing the most attention, as depicted in this story by Kevin Iole of Yahoo, is that Khan seems to think that Freddie Roach is slipping as a result of his Parkinson's. It's a claim which Roach steadfastly denies. Take a look.
Here's what Khan had to say about Freddie Roach:
It's hard to see him older and getting worse. I wish him the best. Freddie, with the Parkinson's disease, he was struggling with instructions and couldn't move as well.
Roach responded with this:
If that was true, why would he say to me, 'Fire Manny Pacquiao and Chavez Jr.', and they'll keep me? Him, his father, his la...
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