Bolton boxer Amir Khan is making his final preparations ahead of his fight against Carlos Molina.
The 26-year-old former WBA champion takes on Molina at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena knowing he cannot afford any slip-ups against the rank underdog.
"I need to win this fight to get back on the scene again," he told Press Association Sport.
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