There is a bit of boxing betting to enjoy early on Sunday morning as the fading star of British Boxing that is Amir Khan takes on Carlos Molina in a make or break bout. It is Khan himself who has said that this bout is make or break after losing his last two fights. After such a successful career, his record has slipped to 26-3 after back to back losses by the Bolton fighter. Now the reputation of Amir Khan is on the cards in California early on Sunday morning (5 am GMT) when the light-welterweight enters a pivotal point of his career.
Khan’s last fight was against Danny Garcia back in July, a bout in which Khan was sent to the canvas three times. That defeat came on the back of a bitter and controversial defeat against Lamont Peterson back in December of 2011. Khan was handed back his WBA title after Peterson failed a drugs test. But in order to keep his headlining status around the world, Khan needs to produce against Molina at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. He will be taking on Molina in his own back yard. While this is fight that Khan should win easily, he is taking seriously.
Khan is now under the guidance of trainer Virgil Hunt and has taken on more of a defensive style after his four round battering against Danny Garcia. It was Khan’s outright attacking style in the last two fights, which the camp believe that cost him. Amir Khan v Carlos Molina betting has the British star down as firm favourite, even though Molina is unbeaten in his 18 bout professional career. Molina has mostly fought around the California circuit and this will be a step up in division for him as he takes on Khan. This looks like his one shot at making the big time, but the orthodox fighter, standing at four inches smaller than Khan is not expected to cause an upset.
Khan is overwhelming favourite at a price of 1/15 with online bookmaker Stan James, with Molina back out a 8/1 and the draw trading at 50/1.
With such a discrepancy in the odds, it will be worth looking at round betting where Khan on points is favourite at 3/1 where wins for the Brti in rounds 3 or 4 will return odds of 8/1 and victory in round 1, 2 or 5 will bring home 9/1. Popular online bookmaker Stan James welcomes new customers with the offer of a free £10 bet as a welcome bonus.