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 Last update:  10/7/2012       Read more by Frank Stea         
   
Molina's Focus: Khan To Relive Danny Garcia Nightmare
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by Frank Stea

For undefeated lightweight prospect Carlos Molina 17-0-1 (7KOs), accepting a fight against former two-time world champion and international boxing superstar Amir Khan was a no brainer. Having fought most of his career a few pounds south of the division that Khan once conquered, Molina knows the task ahead will be huge for his career.

The move up in weight and opportunity was too much to pass up on for the Rosemead, California native and Molina plans on making the best of this golden opportunity.

It was crazy. I really didnt expect that fight. Frank (Espinoza) called and he said what do you think about a fight with Amir Khan? I said hell yeah, lets do it, Molina told ATG Radio/World Boxing News on when he first heard about the potential match-up.

He called me on Friday and said its set. I havent been able to sleep since. Im anxious and Im excited. said an enthusiastic Molina.

Bolton fighter Khan has made some changes since being knocked out by Danny Garcia in July and recently announced that he is leaving hall of fame trainer Freddie Roach to work with the 2011 Trainer of the Year Virgil Hunter to rebuild his career.

Molina touched on whether if Virgil Hunter will have him seeing a brand new Khan when they clash: Im just going to prepare 100%. Ill expect a few changes. Once I get in there, do my work, and start landing a few shots, hes just going to go back to the old Khan and fight the way he usually fights. Im going to put it on him.

He has very good legs. Id like to put pressure on him. He doesnt like too much pressure so thats going to be one of the keys and Im just going to fight my fight. I think my hand speed is going to give him problems and I know hes a quick fighter and Im a quick fighter. Its going to be a great fight.

Molina hasnt been much of a knockout specialist lately, having not scored a stoppage in his past eight fights and that seems to be a part of the selection process Team Khan adopted in picking Molina forAmir's next opponent, although Molina hopes they underestimate him on that statistic.

They are looking at me as a smaller fighter. I dont consider myself a knockout artist or anything like that, but in everyone of my fights I have hurt the guys Ive fought. I like putting my punches together and if the knockout comes, let it come. Im pretty accurate with my punches and a lot of those punches are going to land on his chin.

Khan on the other hand hasnt shown to have a chin of steel after losing two of his three career defeats by knockout, most recently against Garcia, who like Molina, is not known for being power puncher.

Molina hopes to make Khan relive the result of his last fight when they collide: Im going to test him right away, he confirmed. He is coming off that knockout loss and Im gonna go in there and remind him about when he fought Garcia and try to bring that nightmare back on him.

Frank Stea is co-presenter of ATG Radio as well as a head reporter at WBN, follow him on Twitter @FrankStea and @ATGRadio

Tags: Amir Khan , Carlos Molina , Khan-Molina , Khan vs. Molina


 

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comment by sdcluser, on 10-09-2012
[QUOTE=Imatroll]What if Molina knocks Khan out[/QUOTE] 7-11 or cab driving for khan

comment by EDD1, on 10-08-2012
The additional risk here is that Amir may not prepare well for Molina

comment by Corelone, on 10-08-2012
Fan friendly fighter with an Achilles heel. What else could you ask for?[/QUOTE] That's it in a nutshell. When he gets tagged and starts wobbling around, most people watching jump out of thier seats like it's a big surprise, but it happens all the time. His self promotion reminds me of the wre...

comment by P4P Prince, on 10-08-2012
Well when you are fighting Glass Jo AKA Amir Khan, pretty much anything is possible, the guy can lose by a punchers chance,Molina is not a real hard ouncher but than again, you dont need to be when your tryin to break GLASS... Im callin an upset again, Khan mental is done... Sorry Khan thin of so...

comment by Zeus Molecules, on 10-07-2012
Should be a good fight regardless. Khan by decision or Molina by devestating KO.

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