Amir Khan became WBC Silver Light-welterweight Champion
Pakistani origin British boxer Amir Khan on Sunday defeated local lad Carlos Molina at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena to become WBC silver light-welterweight champion.
Molina had no answer to the quickness and aggression of Amir, who opened a cut over Molina’s left eye in the opening round and he bled for the rest of the fight.
Molina tried to bounce back with few shots but Khan’s majestic defense and counter attacks made the life hard for American.
The fight was stopped by Referee Jack Reiss after the 10th round after the consult Molina and his corner.
The clash was considered as do-or-die for Amir Khan, who lost his WBA and IBF light-welterweight titles after losing to Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson.
Amir, whose latest win was the first under the stewardship of Virgil Hunter, registered the 27th victory of his career. Amir’s win-loss tally in the professional fights is now 27-3.
“Virgil is teaching me how to understand boxing,” said Khan. “If I’m using my speed properly, there’s nobody in the world who can beat me. I get too ballsy for my own good. But now with Virgil I’m sticking behind that jab and staying patient.”
Amir Khan said he is geared up for rematch with Garcia.
“I’m ready for Danny Garcia anywhere, any time, any place,” Khan said. “He was lucky. He caught me with a good shot.
“You could see the way I was fighting, more patiently. At times he did catch me. I just composed myself, stuck with the game-plan and stayed with it.”