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Amir Khan Goes for Round Two of His Career This December

October 31st, 2012 at 9:31 PM
By Mack Lester

Since losing his two light welterweight titles in consecutive losses, British boxer Amir Khan is looking to reboot his career and dominance in his weight division. Not long after his loss to Danny Garcia, Khan split from trainer Freddie Roach and has gone on to start work with Virgil Hunter. Hunter is also trainer to Andre Ward, undefeated Super Middleweight Champion.

'Khan/Malignaggi' photo (c) 2009, Bryan Horowitz - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Khan posted a 20-1 record when he was in the lightweight division, with a total of 14 knockouts. At the young age of 17, when he won the silver at the Summer Olympics in Athens in 2004, he became the youngest fighter ever to place at the Games. In 2009, he moved to the light welterweight, winning six straight bouts, three of which were knockouts, before losing to Lamont Peterson. However, due to Peterson’s failed drug screening, Khan retained his light welterweight title until losing it in his next fight to Danny Garcia this past July.

Now age 25, “King Khan’s” comeback match is set to be against the undefeated Carlos Molina. Molina is 17-0 with seven knockouts and seven unanimous decisions. The bout will take place at the LA Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California on December 15th.

Tags: Amir Khan, Boxing, Carlos Molina, Danny Garcia, light welterweight, Virgil Hunter

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