Amir Khan knows he must beat Carlos Molina if he is to get his career back on track

Last Updated: 31/10/12 12:49pm

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Amir Khan admits he must use his head rather than his heart if he is to get his career back on track against Carlos Molina in December.

The former world champion will take on the unbeaten American having lost his last two bouts, including a fourth-round knockout to light welterweight champion Danny Garcia in July.

Khan has since switched trainer, with Virgil Hunter taking over preparations from Freddie Roach and promising to turn the Bolton fighter into a "smarter" boxer.

"I want to be back up there. I want a good win. I aim to win this fight to be back where I want to be."
Amir Khan

"He has to temper his approach," said Hunter. "He's a little ahead of himself, he has to learn how to harness his speed."

Khan agreed with his new mentor, admitting he had failed to stick to his plan during his defeat to Garcia which followed a controversial split decision loss to Lamont Peterson.

"I think I let him and his father get to me," said Khan. "I lost my cool. I could have just boxed him and I tried to get into a fight with him and I got into his game."

On the meeting with Molina on 15 December, he added: "We know we have to win this fight, not only win it but win it in good style.

"I want to be back up there. I want a good win. I aim to win this fight to be back where I want to be."

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