Khan can’t afford to get into any firefights with Molina
By William Mackay: Amir Khan (26-3, 18 KO’s) has lost his last two fights and is in the position where he could lose relevance for boxing fans should he lose a third straight time. Losing two fights in a row is bad, but if he loses a third straight fight he’ll be heading for journeyman status and it’ll be very unlikely that the television networks will continue to carry his fights every four months like they’re doing now.
Khan will be fighting Carlos Molina (17-0, 7 KO’s) on December 15th, in Los Angeles, California. This should be a no-risk fight for Khan because Molina can’t punch and he’s shown that by failing to get a knockout for the past two years despite facing weak opposition. However, with Khan it’s still not advisable for him to get into any firefights with Molina because even a weak puncher like Molina could possibly stop Khan and make a full mess of his once promising career.
Khan has lost to Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson in his last two fights, and he looks like he’s getting worse instead of better with each fight. Khan let go his legendary trainer Freddie Roach and is now with Virgil Hunter, another great trainer.
Khan has been enthusiastic since joining with Hunter, and is saying all the nice things that he was saying when he started training with Roach. But even Hunter may not be able to fix Khan’s chin problems.
Khan is like Humpty Dumpty in that he’s crashed and fallen apart, and Hunter is expected to try and put him back together piece by piece, but it may prove impossible to do it just as it was impossible for Humpty Dumpty to be put back together. Hunter likes what he sees in Khan in terms of his physical skills, but then again so was Roach. It still didn’t keep Khan from getting knocked out twice and out-pointed once.
If Khan is wise he’ll avoid trading with Molina because right now even a weak puncher like Molina has a chance at knocking Khan out and finishing what’s left of his career.