Khan bloodies Molina (Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime)
Los Angeles – Britain's Amir Khan (27-3, 18KO's) bounced back from two consecutive recent losses to defeat Carlos Molina (17-1-1, 7 KO's) Saturday night via a tenth round technical knockout in a one-sided bout at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. The win earned Khan the vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight Championship.
Under the guidance of new trainer Virgil Hunter, Khan was able to implement a more disciplined stick-and-move approach that highlighted his superior hand speed and reach, but protected his suspect chin.
"Virgil is a great trainer and I feel I am getting better as a fighter," said Khan, who was previously trained by Freddie Roach. "He is teaching me boxing, speed, patience, picking the right shot and knowing when to throw it."
The more cerebral style suited Khan well, as he dominated and bloodied the smaller, less-athletic Molina, pitching a shutout on all three judges' card...