‘He’s a tricky fighter, but is yet to taste defeat’: Bolton boxing hero Amir Khan sets date for Carlos Molina bout

By Matthew Lees

Bolton’s boxing hero Amir Khan has announced the date of his fight against Mexican-American Carlos Molina is as he attempts to pull his career back on track.

The bout between Khan and the unbeaten Molina will take place in Los Angeles on December 15 – Khan’s opponent has never gone beyond ten rounds and has also never stopped an opponent in three years.

The 25-year-old Californian fighter  has won 17 and drawn one of his 18 fights since turning professional and  Khan is wary of his opponent

He said: “Molina is yet to taste defeat, so I know that he will be very dangerous.

“He’s a tricky fighter who possesses a lot of 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.”

Khan will be hoping for an up-turn in fortunes after losing his last two fights, to Danny Garcia in July and Lamont Peterson in December.

The Olympic silver medallist recently announced that he has appointed Virgil Hunter as his new trainer after splitting from Freddie Roach.

A fight with fellow British boxer Kell Brook could also be in the pipeline for Khan after the pair exchanged heated words on Sky Sports Ringside tv show last night.

Khan went into detail on how he used to “school” Brook when they sparred together as amateurs, something Brook strongly denied.

‘King’ Khan currently fights at 140lbs but indicated he plans to move up to 147lbs, Brook’s weight-class, in the near future and is confident of his chances of victory against Brook.

“It’s a fight the fans want to see,” Khan added. “We need to get it on Sky Box Office. Let’s get it on. I’m going to move up to 147 very soon and then I’ll be in the mix.

“I still think I’m a league above but if I have to step back a league to knock him out, I might have to do that. I think he is bitter about the treatment he got in sparring.”

Brook was equally confident, predicting he would knock Khan out if the two ever squared off.

“I’d knock him out,” he claimed. “He gets knocked out every time without a doubt. You can’t hold a shot.”

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