Found December 16, 2012 on
The Daily Sports Herald:
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...
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The official weigh-ins for Golden Boy's stacked Saturday of boxing on CBS and Showtime were held on Friday afternoon. On CBS, Leo Santa Cruz headlines, and defends his title against Alberto Guevara, while USA Olympian Joseph Diaz makes his debut. Later on Showtime, Amir Khan returns to action and meets the undefeated Carlos Molina as he seeks to climb back up the rankings. There...
British superstar and former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Amir "King" Khan punctuated a sensational day-night boxing marathon presented by Golden Boy Promotions and SHOWTIME Sports® by winning a dominant 10th round TKO over gallant but out-gunned Carlos Molina Saturday on SHOWTIME® from The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. Right here, take a look at the...
(Amir Khan gives Carlos Molina an uppercut; photo: Tom Casino, Showtime)
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Saturday night at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Showtime Championship Boxing, Carlos Molina fought like a guy in search of that Cinderella moment, similar to the one Josesito Lopez found in his shock victory against Victor Ortiz in June.
Alas, the glass slipper didn't quite...
Despite suffering two fractured hands, overrated prizefighter Amir Khan outclassed gritty Mexican Carlos Molina to earn a 10th round TKO on Saturday night at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. Khan (27-3, 19 KOs), a Pakistani-British boxer who at … Continue reading →
The official weigh-ins for Saturday's stacked two-cards of action from CBS and Showtime will be held on Friday afternoon at 5pm Eastern, 2 pm Pacific. Headlining the card on Showtime is Amir Khan vs. Carlos Molina, while Leo Santa Cruz and Olympian Joseph Diaz are featured on CBS, and there is a huge load of additional fights taking place all afternoon and evening. You can watch...
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...
Full weights from Los Angeles: Amir Khan (139.75) vs. Carlos Molina (139.75) Alfredo Angulo (154.5) vs. Jorge Silva (156) Deontay Wilder (223.5) vs. Kelvin Price (240) Leo Santa Cruz (117.75) vs. Alberto Guevara (117.5) Joseph Diaz (122) vs. Vicente Alfaro (122.5)
Full Results from Los Angeles: Amir Khan def. Carlos Molina via referee stoppage in end of R10 Alfredo Angulo def. Jorge Silva via UD (97-93, 97-93, 97-93) Deontay Wilder def. Kelvin Price via KO in R3 (0:51) Shawn Porter and Julio Diaz fight to a draw (96-94, 96-94, 95-95) Leo Santa Cruz def. Alberto Guevara [...]