31st October 2012
Former lightweight World Champion and British superstar Amir “King” Khan (26-3, 18 KOs) from Bolton, will take on unbeaten light-welterweight contender Carlos Molina (17-0-1, 7 KOs) at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on December 15.
|Khan v Molina|
Today Golden Boy Promotions held a press conference to officially announce the fight, where President of fight promotion Oscar De La Hoya, Khan Promotions’ Asif Vali, Khan’s trainer Virgil Hunter, Molina’s trainer Clemente Medina and Executive Vice President and General Manager of Showtime Sports Stephen Espinoza all give their thoughts on this match-up as Khan looks to re-build his career after his devastating loss to Danny Garcia.
Quotes from Todays Press Conference.
“I’d like to thank the promoters for putting this fight together and Team Molina for taking the fight. I’m looking forward to fighting on SHOWTIME in the United States.
“I made some mistakes in my last fight, so I changed trainers and training camps. I am now in the Bay Area and I love it. There are no distractions. Sparring has been brilliant.
“I came to the States early so I could work on my technique. Virgil’s got me thinking more, but in a way that won’t get in the way when I fight. I know I have to keep thinking once the fight starts.
“I think Molina has a similar style to mine. He’s a pressure fighter and exciting to watch. We both want to win. I know he doesn’t want to lose his unbeaten record, and I want to show I’m back.
“This fight is in Molina’s backyard but I expect a lot of fans from England to be there. I believe I will win and get back to where I want to be.”
“I’m prepared for an all-out war. I want to thank Amir Khan for this great opportunity, but I have to say I think he’s made a big mistake. I’ve got a great team behind me including my trainer Clemente Medina and I’m fighting in my hometown. I can’t ask for anything more than that.
“Come December 15th, the only outcome I see is me remaining undefeated. We’re going to be ready for anything he brings to the table.
“Khan’s a good fighter, a fast fighter. He’s got a great jab and good footwork, but on fight night I’m going to be the dictator and he’s going to fight the way I want to fight. We’re going to shine.
“I think I have the power to knock him out. I don’t think I’ll do it in one punch. I don’t think I have one-punch power but if I hit a guy with three or four shots he will feel it.”