Boxing results - report. Amir Khan returned with a win for the first time in three fights at
the Los Angles Memorial Sports Arena on Saturday when he forced a 10th
round retirement of the previously unbeaten Carlos Molina.
After back to back defeats at the hands of Lamont Peterson and Danny
Garcia, the British boxer could not afford to put a foot wrong. He has
often been criticised for his lack of defensive skills but under new
trainer Virgil Hunter he did display much improved defensive artistry
and patience. Having said that there was still the occasional lapse in
concentration and he did take a few hits flush on the chin, luckily for
him, Molina is not a heavy puncher.
A left hook caught him on the button in the first round and a huge
right hand in the second session had him in trouble, much to the delight
of a pro Molina crowd. Khan, however, managed to keep his composure and
gradually wore Molina down over the rounds.
Khan’s jab made a mess of Molina’s face and a bad cut over his left
eye in the early stages of the fight made life difficult for him. The
cut was getting so bad in the later stages of the fight that referee
Jack Reiss considered stopping the bout but Molina’s corner pleaded for
one more round after the doctor inspected the damage at the end of the
The end came in the 10th
when Molina’s corner realised there was no way back and pulled their man out.
Speaking after the fight a Khan,26-3, said: "Virgil (Hunter) is a
great trainer. I’m getting better as a fighter and he’s making me be
"If I use my speed in the right way there’s no one who can touch me
in the world. I just get too ballsy for my own good - I start getting
"I know I made mistakes. I’m my biggest critic. I criticised myself
after watching the fights with Garcia and Peterson. If I was fighting
Garcia today I would have knocked him out - that’s the honest truth.
"I’m ready for Danny Garcia. He was lucky, he caught me with a good shot. I’m ready to fight him anytime, anywhere, any place."
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