Former champ Amir Khan bounced back after two consecutive losses to score a tenth-round TKO over a tough but overmatched Carlos Molina in Los Angeles. Molina, cut in round one, was never hurt or knocked down but his corner stopped the increasingly one-sided fight before the start of the eleventh round. Khan, who left trainer Freddie Roach after back-to-back losses to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia, showed uncharacteristic patience in his first bout with new trainer Virgil Hunter in his corner. Next up for Khan may be a rematch with Garcia -- assuming Garcia gets past Zab Judah on February 9.
In a match-up of undefeated - and largely untested - heavyweights, 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Deontay Wilder scored an impressive third-round stoppage of Kelvin Price. Wilder didn't do much through the first two rounds but when he sensed he had Price stunned, he wasted no time finishing the fight with a single right hand that sent Price down and out. Wilder was a busy 6-0 in 2012 but - at age 27 - it's time for him to step up and fight a top 20 heavyweight.
In the best fight of the night, Alfredo Angulo earned a hard fought - and much tougher than expected - unanimous decision victory over Jorge Silva. Silva, 20, moved up from welterweight for the biggest fight of his young career and took everything Angulo could dish out. It was a slugfest throughout but Angulo proved just too big and too durable for Silva. All three judges scored the fight 97-93 for Angulo, who hopefully will get a rematch with James Kirkland in 2013.