Former junior-welterweight world champion Amir Khan (26-3, 18 knockouts) will return to the ring Dec. 15 against Norwalk’s unbeaten Carlos Molina (17-0-1, seven KOs) at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
England’s Khan has lost his last two fights, a December split-decision to Lamont Peterson and a fourth-round technical-knockout against Danny Garcia in July.
Khan responded by severing ties with trainer Freddie Roach and hiring Virgil Hunter, the Boxing Writers' Assn. of America 2011 trainer of the year for his work with unbeaten world super-middleweight champion Andre Ward.
"I am looking forward to getting back in the ring and continuing my career," Khan said. "I believe in myself and my abilities. With each fight, I learn what I am capable of doing and these opportunities afford the chance to better myself and continue to come back stronger than before.