By Marcus Richardson: Amir Khan (26-3, 18 KO’s) will be getting back in the ring in a fight against unbeaten Carlos Molina (17-0, 7 KO’s) this Saturday night on December 15th on Showtime at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. Khan has lost his last two fights and he’s looking to end his losing streak against the 5’6’ Molina, who isn’t much of a puncher and isn’t all that quick either but he’s a decent fighter.
Khan is pretty lucky that his promoters at Golden Boy still believe in him enough to put him in the main event on this card because losing back to back fights sometimes has a way of sending former champions to undercards instead of the top of the bill fights. However, if Khan loses this fight to you’ve to imagine that he’ll be demoted to undercard fights in the future until he proves he can beat good opposition.
Khan was knocked out in his last fight against WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia last July in a fight where Khan got lured into a war by Garcia’s father Angel Garcia, who angered Khan during their press conferences with his trash talking. Khan lost his temper and fought with anger and it cost him the fight when he was knocked down in the 3rd and twice more in the 4th round before the fight was halted.
Changes have been made in Khan’s camp since the loss to Garcia. Khan has dumped his trainer Freddie Roach and is now with Virgil Hunter, the trainer known for making a champion out of WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward. Khan says he’s learning a great deal from Hunter, and he’s even now comparing his own fighting style to Ward, seeing similarities there in the short time he’s been with Hunter.
Khan plans on fighting with patience and not going out and looking to slug like he’s done in the past. He wants to box Molina, and fight smart. We’ll see if that’s possible for Khan of it’s just words being said out of his mouth but without conviction.