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Khan tops Molina, Hatton next?

Amir Khan lets off right jab against Carlos

Amir Khan lets off right jab against Carlos Molina at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. December 15, 2012. Credit: Tom Casino/Showtime

It was a win that Amir Khan needed in the worst way.

After losses to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia, some suggested that the former champion hang up the gloves. This was especially true after Khan’s devastating 4th-round knockout loss at the hands of Garcia.

Khan (27-3, 18 KOs) came back in a big way on Saturday night, scoring a 10th-round TKO over Carlos Molina (17-1-1, 7 KOs) at the Los Angeles Memorial Arena on Showtime.

It was an important win because Khan doesn’t believe his best days are behind him. In fact, talk of him taking on fellow British resident Ricky Hatton has heated up. Although Khan called out Garcia for a rematch, a bout with Hatton could certainly be in the cards.

Whichever path Khan takes, it will be lucrative.

“I am my biggest critic.  After each fight I always think what did I do and why did I make the mistakes I did,” said Khan. “Danny Garcia caught me with a good shot, but I will fight him anytime anywhere. I want to fight him again”

How soon that fight occurs will depend on a lot of things, including what happens between Garcia and Zab Judah on February 9.

If Khan can't get Garcia soon enough, fighting Hatton will certainly make British fight fans happy.

Showtime also scored big on the undercards as heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (26-0, 26 KOs) stayed undefeated and continued his knockout street with a third-round KO of Kelvin Price (13-1, 6 KOs).   

Alfredo Angulo (22-2, 18 KOs) won a 10-round decision over Jorge Silva (18-3-2, 14 KOs) in a middleweight bout.

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