Is this your new trainer, Amir Khan parties with City striker Balotelli after splitting from Roach
13:30 GMT, 16 September 2012
Just days after splitting from his trainer Amir Khan was out on the town with Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.
Khan brought an end to his four year spell with Freddie Roach at the end of last week and is expected to announce a new trainer within the coming weeks.
While Khan takes time out of the ring to consider his next move, having lost his last fight to Danny Garcia in July, the Bolton boxer was out enjoying an evening in Manchester with friends – and the City striker.
Good friends: Amir Khan and Mario Balotteli out in Manchester
Khan and Balotelli were spotted at Manchester’s Circle Club after Balotelli had been in action for Premier League champions City during the 1-1 draw away at Stoke.
Khan tweeted: ‘mario balotelli always on 1’
Balotelli is no stranger to boxing after he was involved in a training ground bust-up with team-mate Micah Richards last season.
Arriving in style: Khan Turns up at The Circle Club in Manchester in a friends Ferrari California sportscar
Several players, including James
Milner, Yaya Toure and captain Vincent Kompany, had to battle to keep
the two players apart after the Italian reacted to a stray pass in
training by Richards.
On his split from Roach, Khan said in
a statement: ‘After nearly four years together, in which we enjoyed
some great success, I part ways with my trainer Freddie Roach.
‘I would like to thank him for all his hardwork and help during this period and express my gratitude to him for the progress he helped bring about whilst I was under him.
‘I would also like to thank his team. I loved every minute training in LA at the Wildcard Gym, learning and sparring alongside some truly great fighters and meeting some fantastic people.
‘I feel now, however, is the right time in my career to make a fresh change and bring in a new trainer.
Enjoying a night out: Khan poses for pictures with his friends
‘I'm looking forward, and am excited, about the prospect of working alongside someone new. I will make an announcement in due course of who this will be.
‘There are some specific aspects of my game I'm looking to work on and hopefully improve. My next training camp begins in early October and I will have everything in place by then.’