Former IBF and WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan will take on the unbeaten prospect Carlos Molina as his next opponent when he returns to the ring in December. Although full details of the fight are still being worked out, it will take place in the United States.
The 25-year-old, who is more commonly known as King Khan, has recently suffered back to back defeats and his career is on the brink of failure at this point in time. However, with his new trainer Virgil Hunter, he is confident of gaining his reputation back.
The Brit, who carries a record of winning 26 of his 29 professional fights, with 18 of his wins coming by the way of a knockout, was with International Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach for the last three years but he believes with Hunter in his corner he will get back to the top again.
“I’m really pleased that Virgil Hunter is to become my new trainer,” Khan said in a statement. “Everyone in boxing knows about his skills and the success he has enjoyed over the last few years.”
He said, “I’m looking forward to the start of my training camp and working on some new things with him. With Virgil in my corner, I know that I can get back to the very top of the light-welterweight division.”
Hunter, who was named ‘Trainer of the Year’ for 2011 by the Boxing Writers Association of America, is also happy to have Khan in his corner.
The highly regarded trainer told the media that Khan is an extremely talented boxer and he will help him fulfil his enormous potential.
“Amir is an extremely talented fighter and I’m very happy to become his new trainer, Hunter said.
“I’ve seen a lot of him and he has many attributes such as his speed and heart. There are certain small aspects of his game that I’m intending to work on in order to help him fulfill his enormous potential.”
Well, all said and done, Amir Khan certainly cannot afford another loss so let’s see if he really becomes the first man ever to defeat Carlos Molina in the ring.