Amir Khan Back To Winning Ways After Molina Victory

Amir Khan Back To Winning Ways After Molina Victory

Amir Khan has returned to winning ways with a crucial victory over Carlos Molina in Los Angeles after a year that he admitted was the worst of his professional career.

 

After defeats to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia in the last 12 months a win against Molina who was unbeaten with 17 wins and a draw but mainly competed as a lower lightweight.

 

Khan praised his new coach for the improvement in his performance.

 

"I thought I stuck to my gameplan and was keeping faith in my jab," he said. "Carlos took some really good shots but was still coming forward, so I thought to myself 'I'd better stick to this gameplan'.

 

"Virgil Hunter, my new coach, is a great trainer and I'm getting better at boxing, being a complete fighter. He's teaching me things, like speed, patience, picking the right shots and when to throw them.

 

"Sometimes I'm too brave for my own good but now I know it is better to stick to a gameplan."

 

Khan added: "I'm my own biggest critic after a loss and I always ask 'what did I do wrong, why did I make those mistakes?'

 

"In the Garcia fight he caught me with a good shot but I'll fight Danny Garcia again anytime, anywhere."

 

Molina was quick to give credit to his opponent.

 

"I don't know what happened," he said. "I wanted to pull the trigger but for some reason I couldn't get my hands to go.

 

"I had a lack of precision. He was fast with his jab and I was hesitant, trying to get in because he has a long reach.

 

"I didn't use my jab and I lost my undefeated record. I felt like I connected two or three times but not from the right distance to reconnect after I wobbled him.

 

"I'm going to go back, work hard and get back into the ring."