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Khan confident after weigh-in

Amir Khan is determined to end a difficult year with a "big bang" after weighing in for his fight with Carlos Molina in Los Angeles.

The Bolton boxer was a quarter-of-a-pound under the light-welterweight limit on the scales for what will be his first outing since being sensationally stopped by Danny Garcia back in July.

Molina - who has not tasted defeat in 18 outings as a professional but is stepping up from lightweight for the biggest fight of his career - also weighed in a fraction under 140lbs.

"It's going to be a tough fight no matter what," Khan told Sky Sports. "We've trained very hard.

"It's been a tough year for me but I'm going to come back with a big bang and finish the year off strongly.

"We know we've got the right tools to beat Carlos Molina. It's all about being smart and sticking to the gameplan."

Khan has been beaten in his previous two bouts, the shock loss to Garcia coming off the back of a controversial points defeat at the hands of Lamont Peterson just over 12 months ago.