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bq. [ultimate Fighter 16 Finale Live|http://ultimatefighter16finales.lifeyo.com/] After the fireworks boxing provided last weekend, Amir Khan and Carlos Molina have a lot to live up to when they lock horns in a grudge match at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Saturday night. Khan has fallen on hard times recently. The 26-year-old star has lost his last two fights, [ultimate Fighter 16 Finale Live Stream|http://www.discogs.com/groups/4728] against Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia. There was some judging controversy in the Peterson fight, not to mention the fact that Peterson failed a drug test prior to their rematch. He is in desperate need of an official win in the ring right now. Molina is looking to elevate his star, [Nonito Donaire vs Jorge Arce Live|http://blogs.rediff.com/donairevsarcelive/2012/12/14/watch-nonito-donaire-vs-jorge-arce-live-streaming-hd-now-enjoy/] while simultaneously send one of the best boxers of this generation further down the rabbit hole with no hope of rescue. He has been slowly building to this fight all his career, [Arthur Abraham vs Mehdi Bouadla Live|http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/10409670/CA/San-Francisco/Arthur-Abraham-vs-Mehdi-Bouadla-Live-Stream-HD-Enjoy-Now/Pacific-Bell-Stadium/?ps=5] which has included two sterling unanimous decision wins already in 2012. One of the biggest advantages that Khan has heading into this fight is size and reach. He has more than four inches in height on Molina, and his lanky body allows him to stand back to attack a smaller opponent. [Amir Khan vs Carlos Molina Live|http://www.discogs.com/groups/4738] Khan can really create a lot of leverage behind his punches, particularly against a fighter like Molina. He needs to use that leverage, as well as his power, to get after Molina early and often. He is at his best when he is going for the knockout early; even if it doesn't happen, [ultimate Fighter 16 Finale Live Stream|http://ultimatefighter16finales.beeplog.com/] he wears down his opponents early that they are done before a fight gets to the later rounds. Another factor that will put Khan over the top is his defense. He tends to get so infatuated with his own ability to strike that he gets sloppy and leaves himself open to attacks from his opponents, [Deontay Wilder vs Kelvin Price Live|http://blogs.rediff.com/deontayvspricelive/2012/12/14/watch-deontay-wilder-vs-kelvin-price-live-stream-enjoy-hd/] which is what happened to Khan against Danny Garcia. Khan is obviously going to have a power advantage in this fight. Molina's size and style does not lend itself to winning a lot of fights via knockout. He wants to wear down an opponent, take the fight into the later rounds and put his opponent away. [Nonito Donaire vs Jorge Arce Live|http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/10409657/CA/South-Pasadena/Watch-Nonito-Donaire-vs-Jorge-Arce-Live-Streaming-HD-now/The-Rialto/?ps=5] Molina is smart enough to know that he shouldn't get into a slug-fest with Khan. His best path to victory will be to start fighting backwards early before turning the tables on Khan in the later rounds. By fighting backwards, I mean that Molina needs to play defense early, picking [Arthur Abraham vs Mehdi Bouadla Live|http://www.discogs.com/groups/4741] and choosing when he strikes and making the most of his attacks. As the fight moves along and Khan gets frustrated at not being able to put him down, Molina can use more combinations and power strikes. Khan made a calculated decision by picking Molina as his opponent. [ultimate Fighter 16 Finale Live Stream|http://blogs.rediff.com/ultimatefighter16finale/2012/12/14/the-ultimate-fighter-16-finale-live-stream-tuf-season-16-finale/] He wanted to fight someone who will challenge him in new ways, but is also not at his level when he is at the top of his game. Given how motivated he is for the fight, it's hard to bet against Khan. [ultimate Fighter 16 Finale Live|http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/10409258/NV/Las-Vegas/The-Ultimate-Fighter-16-Finale-Live-Streaming-Free-Enjoy/Vinyl-at-Hard-Rock-Hotel-amp-Casino-Las-Vegas/?ps=5]

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