Oscar de la Hoya: “both Carlos Molina and Amir Khan have a lot of pressure for this fight, is sink or swim”
Dec 13 2012 6:33 PM
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Former WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan will be looking to get back into championship contention as he will match up against Carlos Molina in a scheduled 12 round light welterweight bout to take place at the Los Angeles Sports Arena with a telecast on Showtime set to start at 10 PM ET. The BetPhoenix Sportsbook opened with Khan as a prohibitive -1200 favorite with Molina as a +800 dog.

The 25 year old Khan stands at 5 foot 10 inches and hails from Bolton, England and is an orthodox fighter. He has 29 career fights with 26 wins with 18 wins by knockout and 3 losses. He was a silver medal winner as a lightweight in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. His professional debut was in 2005 and he went on to win his first 18 fights in a row as the won the WBO inter-continental lightweight title and then took the WBA international lightweight title before taking the WBA light welterweight in 2009 with a win over Andreas Kotelnik. He successfully defended the WBA light welterweight title belt on 5 occasions with wins over Dmitry Salita by technical knockout, Paulie Malignaggi by technical knockout, Marcos Maidana by unanimous decision, Paul McCloskey by technical decision, and then Zab Judah by knockout. He has lost his last two bouts however as he lost a split decision to Lamont Peterson on December 10, 2011 and then lost a technical knockout to Danny Garcia on July 14, 2012 in which. Khan lost the WBA super and IBF light welterweight title belts to Peterson and the WBA super light welterweight title belt to Garcia. He also lost a chance to win The Ring and WBC light welterweight titles in the fight with Garcia.

Molina is a 27 year old orthodox fighter from Commerce, CA and has never lost a fight in 17 career bouts. He is coming off a unanimous decision win over John Figueroa but has not fought in two years.

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