Khan delivers in must win fight

Updated: December 16, 2012

Amir Khan sealed a much-needed victory when he stopped Carlos Molina in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

Molina was unable to come out for the eleventh round of the bout as the Briton restored his image to some extent and finished a disappointing year on a higher note.

Khan, a former WBA and WBC junior welterweight champion, took charge of the non-title junior welterweight fight and extended his professional record to 26-3, with 18 knockouts.

Molina was cut early in the fight and when it became clear there was no chance of him landing a knockout punch, his corner pulled the plug at the end of the tenth round, indicating to the referee to stop the bout.

Khan did stop a few solid blows that brought Molina’s supporters some joy, but his hand speed and mobility kept the Mexican from gaining too much confidence.