Amir Khan stops Molina to end skid
LOS ANGELES - Agence France-PresseBritain’s Amir Khan defeated previously unbeaten American Carlos Molina in a light-welterweight showdown on Dec. 15, returning the Englishman to the world title scene after back-to-back losses.
After watching Khan batter Molina for most of the fight, referee Jack Reiss halted the bout following the 10th round as Molina’s cornermen asked him to end the lopsided contest.
“You could see the way I was fighting, more patiently,” Khan said. “At times he did catch me. I just composed myself, stuck with the game plan, stayed with it and kept my composure.”
A week after his 26th birthday, Khan dominated with superior handspeed and was seldom tested in improving to 27-3 with his 19th early stoppage and first victory since stopping Zab Judah in July of last year.
Hometown hero Molina, 27, fell to 17-1 with one draw.