x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Amir Khan has one eye on Garcia rematch as he looks to end losing streak

The British boxer hopes for another crack at Danny Garcia following his title unification loss in the summer - but knows he must get back to winning ways first, starting with his fight against Carlos Molina.

Amir Khan trains with Virgil Hunter under the gaze of Oscar De La Hoya ahead of his bout with Carlos Molina.
Amir Khan trains with Virgil Hunter under the gaze of Oscar De La Hoya ahead of his bout with Carlos Molina.

Former world champion Amir Khan has set his sights on a rematch against Danny Garcia - but admits he must get back to winning ways this weekend for any chance of it occurring.

The British boxing favourite was stopped by Garcia inside four rounds during their light-welterweight unification bout in July - handing the former Olympian his second successive defeat.

The defeat seriously derailed Khan's aspirations towards mega fights and superstardom - and the boxer admits he needs to get back to winning ways to avenge that loss, starting with a win against undefeated US fighter Carlos Molina this weekend.

"I need to win this fight to get back on the scene again," said Khan.

"It can put me back on a winning streak and maybe a rematch against Garcia. Hopefully we can get that rematch and take it from there.

"I'd love the rematch against Garcia because I know deep down I'm a better fighter than him. I made a mistake in that fight and I paid for that mistake.

"But I know I can beat him. I know I'm a better fighter, especially with the help of my new trainer Virgil Hunter and being based in San Francisco."

Khan has changed his fight camp regime after splitting with Freddie Roach, trainer of Manny Pacquiao, after the Garcia loss to join up with Hunter.

The move sees him now training alongside the likes of Alfredo Angulo and super-middleweight champion Andre Ward.

Having the likes of Andre Ward to train alongside is great too," Khan added.

"He's one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world and it inspires me to do well because I want to be in the same position as him one day.

"He holds world titles and can call himself a world champion and I want that again too. He's certainly an inspiration in a camp like this."

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