Boxer Amir khan has had a number of trainers since turning professional in 2005. He started with Oliver Harrison in Bolton, then moved on to Miami-based Cuban Jorge Rubio, before relocating to Los Angeles to work with Freddie Roach at the Wild Card gym.
After splitting with Roach, Khan was based in Hayward, California, training alongside Virgil Hunter.
Earlier this month Hunter was hospitalised and Khan, has had to look elsewhere ahead of his first fight in two years.
On March 17, a statement issued by Team Hunter explained: “Virgil Hunter experienced a health scare this week and was hospitalised. We are happy to report that he is recovering and getting stronger every day. We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers and request that his privacy be respected while he recovers. There will not be any further statements made at this time as we allow him to heal.”
Khan is to return to ring on April 21 and has officially made the move to trainer Joe Goossen. He is best known as the trainer for Diego Corrales in that thrilling 2005 fight against Jose Luis Castillo, but has also worked with the likes of Michael Nunn, Joel Casamayor, and others.
“Due to Virgil Hunter’s health issues I had to make a decision to bring someone else in before my fight with Phil Lo Greco, which is only a few weeks away,” Khan told Boxing News. “Virgil is a great trainer and I’m hoping he makes a swift recovery. Tony Brady will still be doing my strength and conditioning, and the rest of the team will be the same.
“I had to make a quick decision and I’m happy to be working with Joe for this fight. Joe is a top trainer and I’ve enjoyed the time we have spent together so far. He’ll be in the UK with me for the next month and will be head trainer on fight night.”