Former WBA super world light-welterweight champion, Amir Khan, has dealt with a lot of adversity in the past year, but he’s confident he’ll be able to turn things around when he squares up against Carlos Molina — not the guy who fought James Kirkland — on Dec. 15.
The two will meet at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, Calif.
For Amir Khan, it will be his first fight since his decision to leave long-time trainer, Freddie Roach, for the services of Virgil Hunter — who currently trains Andre Ward.
“I made some mistakes in my last fight, so I changed trainers and training camps,” Khan said during a recent press conference. “I came to the States early so I could work on my technique. Virgil’s got me thinking more, but in a way that won’t get in the way when I fight. I know I have to keep thinking once the fight starts. … I think Molina has a similar style to mine. He’s a pressure fighter and exciting to watch. We both want to win. I know he doesn’t want to lose his unbeaten record, and I want to show I’m back. … I believe I will win and get back to where I want to be.”
At only 25 years-old, Amir Khan still has plenty of time to redeem himself, and his decision to start training with Virgil Hunter should have a positive impact on his boxing career. Virgil is one of the most respected boxing trainers out there right now, and he won’t have any problems getting in Khan’s face if the Brit reverts to his old ways inside the ring.
At the end of the day, Khan has been his own worst enemy in the past, and his career will continue sliding down hill if he doesn’t adjust his mindset going into and during fights.
David is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing practitioner who has watched and studied MMA for the past 9 years. Send him your questions @davidkingwriter.