On Saturday night Amir Khan steps into the ring against Carlos Molina in Los Angeles in a bid to rebuild his boxing career. After back to back defeats to Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson - who was later stripped of his titles after failing a drugs test - Khan knows his future in the sport is at stake. Will this be the return of 'King' Khan?
After what has been one of the toughest years in his life Amir Khan returns to the ring in LA on Saturday in a bid to crush Carlos Molina's undefeated record.
The Bolton-born boxer has already admitted that this is 'make or break' for his boxing career and he is ready to prove he's not done yet.
Following a controversial and heartbreaking defeat to Lamont Peterson who was later stripped of his titles after failing a drugs test Khan then lost out to Danny Garcia seven months later.
In an effort to shake up his camp Khan opted to leave close friend and trainer Freddie Roach in Hollywood in favour of a new camp in San Francisco with Virgil Hunter.
"Virgil and I discussed the fact that I am an offensive fighter, but now it's time to be a smart fighter, to win fights with my brain," said Khan.
"He told me that he wants the type of fighter-trainer relationship where we get along really well together, where we don't just see each other at the gym. We watch tapes together and work out our game plan together. With Virgil, that is a style that works for me.
"I made some mistakes in my last fight, so I changed trainers and training camps. I am now in the Bay Area and I love it. There are no distractions. Sparring has been brilliant.
"I came to the States early so I could work on my technique. Virgil’s got me thinking more, but in a way that won’t get in the way when I fight. I know I have to keep thinking once the fight starts.
"I think Molina has a similar style to mine. He’s a pressure fighter and exciting to watch. We both want to win. I know he doesn’t want to lose his unbeaten record, and I want to show I’m back. Molina is an undefeated fighter and all undefeated fighters are dangerous fighters. This fight is a step up for him and, in a way, it's a step up for me too coming off of a loss. I have to win this fight and I have to win it in good fashion."
"I've seen him fight. He is very skillful, but he is beatable. I can win this fight, but I need to win convincingly. This is the time to prove myself and I will do just that on December 15."
I can win this fight, but I need to win convincingly. This is the time to prove myself and I will do just that on December 15.