• Amir Khan v Carlos Molina

Khan camp claims fighter 'fractured both hands' in win

ESPN staff
December 16, 2012
Amir Khan was too good for Carlos Molina © PA Photos

A member of Amir Khan's support team has claimed the Bolton fighter was left with two fractured hands after Saturday's comfortable victory over Carlos Molina.

Khan returned to the ring with an easy victory in the light-welterweight meeting, as Molina did not come out for the start of the 11th round. But the former world champion appeared to suffer injuries of his own - with Saj Mohamed, a member of Khan's team, later claiming the former Olympic medallist had suffered two fractured hands in the bout.

"Ouch Amir Khan both hands fractured!" Mohamed tweeted, with an accompanying picture of Khan's swollen hands. "Molina was one tough cookie."

After the fight Khan immediately called out Danny Garcia - the man who stripped him of his world titles in the summer - but it remains to be seen whether injury delays any potential rematch.

Regardless, Khan was happy with his work against Molina - who he acknowledged had shown great resilience against some strong punches.

"I thought I stuck to my gameplan and was keeping faith in my jab," he said. "Carlos took some really good shots but was still coming forward, so I thought to myself 'I'd better stick to this gameplan'.

"Virgil Hunter, my new coach, is a great trainer and I'm getting better at boxing, being a complete fighter. He's teaching me things, like speed, patience, picking the right shots and when to throw them.

"Sometimes I'm too brave for my own good but now I know it is better to stick to a gameplan."

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