Former WBA super world light-welterweight champion, Amir Khan (26-3-0, 18 knockouts), recently announced that he’ll now be working with famed boxing trainer, Virgil Hunter, and he has an opponent for his next fight.
Khan will face undefeated Carlos Molina (17-0-1, 7 knockouts) — not the one that faced James Kirkland — on either Dec. 1 or Dec. 8, at a United States venue yet to be determined.
“Molina is a good fighter who has yet to taste defeat, so I know that he will be very dangerous,” Khan said about the California native. “He’s a tricky fighter who possess[es] a lot of natural speed. I always want to face hungry young fighters and in Molina I’m up against a guy who has ambitions of world title success.”
Molina has put together a solid boxing record, but he’ll be in for a serious step up in competition when he squares up against Khan. Amir will have a significant size advantage against Molina, who isn’t a hard-hitter to begin with.
Amir Khan is coming off consecutive losses, losing a split decision to Lamont Peterson, getting knocked out during the fourth round of his last outing against Danny Garcia. The Brit is certainly capable of fighting a lot better than he has in his last two fights, so it’ll be interesting to see if Hunter is able to help him regain his focus.
Hunter is one of the most respected boxing trainers around right now, and his star pupil, Andre Ward, has already established himself as one of boxing’s pound-for-pound best. Hunter should be able help Khan sharpen up his boxing techniques, but he won’t be able to help the Brit get past his biggest weakness.
Amir’s inability to keep his composure inside the ring has a lot to do with his recent problems, and the 25 year-old will have to fix that problem on his own.
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