Amir Khan was way too much for Carlos Molina last night on Showtime, and the undercard saw wins for Deontay Wilder and Alfredo Angulo, as well.
Last night on Showtime from the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Amir Khan blew through Carlos Molina in the main event, while on the undercard, Deontay Wilder knocked out Kelvin Price, Alfredo Angulo prevailed in a war with Jorge Silva, and Shawn Porter lost his unblemished record in a draw against Julio Diaz.
Quotes from the fighters:
"I stuck to my game plan which means I stuck to the jab. Carlos took some good shots and kept coming forward. That is when I thought to myself I am going to have to stick to the game plan and not get too aggressive.
"Virgil is a great trainer and I feel I am getting better as a fighter. He is teaching me boxing, speed, patience, picking the right shot and knowing when to throw it.
"I am my biggest critic. After each fight I always think what did I do and why did I make the mistakes I did. Danny Garcia caught me with a good shot, but I will fight him anytime anywhere. I want to fight him again."
"I don't know what happened. I wanted to pull the trigger, but I couldn't get my hands to go. I had a lack of precision. He was fast in his jab, and I was hesitant in trying to get in because he has a long reach.
"I didn't do my job. I lost my undefeated record."
"Bomb squad, baby. I practice patience in the ring because I know my punch is going to come and my opponent is going to get hit. It's just a matter of time, but when it comes, it's going to work and tonight it did.
"Everyone has their season and it might not come when you expect it, but it does come. Tonight my season came for me. My experience has started to pay off and I felt great in there tonight.
"I feel more polished now. We set a goal we wanted to reach and tonight it seems like that goal is almost there."
"I felt like I was controlling the action and just getting into my rhythm. Then he hit me with a good shot. I could have continued, but I take my hat off to Deontay. He's very strong and was the better man tonight."
"I asked for a fighter that would make me work because I wanted to see where I really was after taking a year off. I think I am a lot better than I was then. I threw a lot of punches and he did too, but I had to take it slow because I felt a bit sluggish in there. For some reason I came in the ring tonight at 168, which I have never done before. I thought I could knock him out in the 7th or 8th round, but he went into survival mode.
"I'm happy I got the work and it makes me feel good that I have a better idea of where my career can go."
"That was a really tough fight and I thought I was doing enough to win some of the rounds the judges gave to him. It was a hard fight and I had to fight every round.
"He was strong and hit me with some good shots. I was expecting a tough fight tonight and that is what the fight was. I'm disappointed I didn't get the win."