Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/22/14

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Amir Khan is declared winner after his fight against Dmitriy Salita (USA) for the WBA Light Welterweight title on December 5, 2009 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by John Gichigi/Getty Images)
Amir Khan now realizes he was too exciting for his own good. A boxer can only survive so many heedless brawls before his record and his health begin that inexorable decline toward retirement. Khan (26-3, 18 KOs) felt himself teetering on that downslope last July when the British 140-pound champion lost his belts to Danny Garcia in a dramatic stoppage. ''It's in my blood,'' Khan said. ''I want to have wars. I want to be in exciting fights. But why do I have to do that?'' Khan asked that question constantly for the past few months while rebuilding himself into something better. With a newfound dedication to intelligent boxing and a new trainer in his corner, Khan begins his climb back to the top on Saturday against Carlos Molina (17-0-1, 7 KOs). Khan's loss to Garcia was the type of defeat that causes soul-searching, particularly on the heels of a decision loss to Lamont Peterson late last year. After examining the effects of fame and machismo on his style, he placed blame on hims...
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