Amir Khan Dominates Carlos Molina, Puts Career Back on Track

Amir Khan, left, connected early and often against Carlos Molina and won by 10th-round technical knockout. (Photo: Mark J. Terrill, AP)

Amir Khan entered the night in desperate need of a win to keep his career alive and he did not disappoint.

In a Showtime televised card from Los Angeles, Khan dominated the game, but out-gunned Carlos Molina.

For 10 rounds, Khan dominated Molina with his speed and movement, looking impressive under the tutelage of new trainer Virgil Hunter.

Molina, who had never fought at Junior Welterweight and was never regarded as a big puncher, appeared to be overwhelmed.

Even when he caught Khan with clean punches the light-hitting Molina could not do any damage. 

With this victory ,the career of Khan is back on track with Golden Boy Promotions, which is keen to promote the certified ticket-seller and exciting TV fighter.

Possibilities for the next fight for Khan include the Danny Garcia-Zab Judah winner, the Lucas Matthysse-Hank Lundy winner, a Lamont Peterson rematch, Josesito Lopez, or Adrien Broner stepping up in weight to fight him. 

I scored the fight at 100-90 - a shutout for Khan at the time of the stoppage. 

Other Boxing Notes:

Veteran HBO Boxing commentator of 35 years Larry Merchant commented on a fight from ringside for the last time Saturday night during the HBO coverage of Filipino-American star Nonito Donaire's impressive third round knockout of Mexican fan-favorite Jorge Arce.

Boxing made its return to network television for the first time in several years and CBS for the first time since Bernard Hopkins 1997 stoppage of Glen Johnson on the network.

In the CBS televised-card Leo Santa Cruz scored a hard-fought decisive decision over Alberto Guevara.  

Former American heavyweight bronze-medalist Denotay Wilder scored an impressive one-punch third round knockout over Kelvin Price on the Khan-Molina undercard.

Zab Judah, who is fighting Danny Garcia on February 9 in Brooklyn was prevented from going to watch the Khan-Molina fight by LAPD detectives who believed he was heading to the arena with the intent of starting a fight with Garcia and his father Angel with the potential to cause a riot. 

Check out my boxing page for my Pound for Pound list and boxing predictions. 



                                                                Umar Lee
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Umar is a St. Louis based writer and the author of the recent Muslim crime-fiction novel Tea Party Twelver and The Muslim Brothers.