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Khan's job: Take out Molina. The experts weigh in
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Amir Khan TKO 6 Carlos Molina: Amir Khan's delicate chin will always present an element of danger for him, and Carlos Molina's best hope is that one of his power shots will shatter it.
Amir Khan KO 9 Carlos Molina: I've got Amir khan this weekend. I see a more motivated Amir, knowing this fight is make or break for him, and showing the tools that once made him the promising prospect turned champion.
Amir Khan W12 Carlos Molina: Under the tutelage of new corner man Virgil Hunter in Hayward, Calif., Amir Khan has trained in relative seclusion away from the distractions of Hollywood. I think it has rejuvenated his mindset.
With his improved defense on display, I think he handles Carlos Molina, a tough pressure fighter who finishes his exchanges well, in a rugged decision on the strength of his hand speed, combinations, and footwork.
Amir Khan KO 5 Carlos Molina: Amir Khan is a terrific fighter, even taking into account the result of the last fight. He doesn't have the strongest of beards, but his overall talent and extraordinary speed usually can bring him through.
Amir Khan UD 12 Carlos Molina: I believe, or at least hope, to see a new and calmer Amir Khan -- one who aims to show that he is not only a guns-blazing, weak-chinned soft touch for elite fighters.
If he fails to do this, it's 'adios Amir,' with a third big-time loss in a row looming. But I am backing the Brit to come through against Carlos Molina by a couple of rounds. Mind you, I thought the same before he crashed to Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson.
Amir Khan W 12 Carlos Molina: Amir Khan is Khan, and that's a good thing. He might be the most talented chinny fighter since Terry Norris.
Amir Khan KO 5 Carlos Molina: I'm beginning to think that Amir Khan is vulnerable in any fight, but I don't think this Carlos Molina has the tools to beat an elite opponent.
Amir Khan KO 8 Carlos Molina: Carlos Molina has an undefeated record, but there is a reason why fights like this take place.
It's a confidence builder for Amir Khan. His people won't serve Khan up for any more risks any time soon. I like Khan to win easily.
Amir Khan W 12 Carlos Molina: I'm looking for Amir Khan to rebound with a victory over Carlos Molina.
Amir Khan W 12 Carlos Molina: I have Amir Khan by decision. Despite the knockout losses, he's still one of the most gifted technical boxers in the world. The gap in experience will be the deciding factor against Carlos Molina.
Amir Khan W 12 Carlos Molina: Amir Khan is learning from Virgil Hunter how to fight defensively as well as offensively. In other words, he's become a smarter fighter.
And his four-inch height advantage should help him defeat Carlos Molina, who I don't believe can hurt Khan. Khan wins by decision.
The experts, by a score of 14-0, have deduced that Amir Khan's chin will survive the test against Carlos Molina.
Photo by Gene Blevins, Hogan Photos, Golden Boy
Photo by Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos, Golden Boy
Photos by Gene Blevins, Hogan Photos, Golden Boy
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