Photo: Amir Khan Arrives in Northern California for Camp

By Ryan Maquiñana

Former junior welterweight titleholder Amir Khan has arrived in Hayward, Calif., to commence training camp with new cornerman Virgil Hunter.  Khan faces Carlos Molina on Dec. 15 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.

Khan will have no shortage of sparring partners in Northern California, as Hunter also trains fellow 140-pounders Karim Mayfield and Mike Dallas Jr., as well as lightweight Stan Martyniouk, who posed for the picture below with the British star.

"I can't wait to work with Amir," Martyniouk said ahead of his fight this Saturday against Johnny Frazier.  "We're all going to give each other some good work."

Khan is expected to attend the bout, which will take place at Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln, Calif.

PHOTO: Stan Martyniouk

Ryan Maquiñana was the boxing producer for during London 2012 and writes a weekly column for  He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and the Ratings Panel for Ring Magazine. E-mail him at [email protected], check out his blog at, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LAPete on 10-17-2012

I've been very critical of Kahn lately but i'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt with his new found training. Hopefully he can keep his mouth SHUT instead of running it and pointing fingers of blame everywhere…

Comment by kymira on 10-17-2012

[QUOTE=ModernTalking;12610503]Don't look to hard, you might shatter his jaw.[/QUOTE] I was drinking some juice while reading this and i almost spat it out with laughter lol

Comment by D-MiZe on 10-17-2012

"Training with Virgil is tough and now I know why @andreward is unbeatable. I'm working on new methods of training I never knew existed. " Off Khan's Twitter.

Comment by BabyFaceAssasin on 10-16-2012

[QUOTE=shoog;12610537]Khan should fight victor ortiz asap. Ortiz with his shattered jaw vs Amir Khan with the chandelier jaw, it would be a matchup for the ages.[/QUOTE] Lmao! Who's chin will go out first?? Maybe Ortiz drops him and Khan can't…

Comment by Alx. on 10-16-2012

"chandelier jaw" nearly got me a stroke

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