An excellent matchup between two talented boxers takes place on Saturday, December 15th in Los Angeles as Amir Khan takes on Carlos Molina. Let’s take a look at this light welterweight fight that will be televised by Showtime.
Khan Heavily Favored
Even though Molina comes into this fight unbeaten, it is Khan who is a big favorite in boxing odds. Khan has a record of 26-3 with 18 knockouts while Molina is unbeaten at 17-0-1 with 7 knockouts. Khan is bigger, faster and he has more experience than Molina. That does not mean there are not concerns about Khan as he comes into this bout off two straight losses. Many people are wondering whether Khan has the chin to be a true champion.
Molina Looking for the Knockout
Even though he is a big underdog, Molina believes he can get a knockout against Khan. “Khan’s got a good jab, fast hands and he’s a good overall athlete, but he has flaws,” Molina said. Khan has shown recently that he simply can’t stand and trade shots with opponents. Molina will be looking to do what Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia did to Khan. Whether he has enough talent to pull it off is the question.
Khan Looking for Redemption
It has been tough for Khan lately with two straight losses but he has changed trainers, firing Freddie Roach and going with Virgil Hunter. “I’m fighting Carlos Molina on 15th Dec in LA arena. I’m looking forward to the fight, it’s been a tough, tough journey over the last 12 months that I’ve had,” said Khan, “Initially having the loss against Peterson, I still believe that I won the fight, and I didn’t get it.” Khan said, “I tried to get it again, but it didn’t happen because of the drug tests, after the whole training camp, 10 weeks, the fight was called off. I took maybe a week or two off and then jumped in with Danny Garcia.” Khan not only has to beat Molina, he has to win in dominating fashion or the big paydays he has been dreaming of will not be coming down the road.
Khan may very well end up getting the win but the value is on Molina who is more than an 8-1 underdog.