Contrary to reports since his crushing win over Carlos Molina on Saturday night, light-welterweight contender Amir Khan suffered only bruised hands on his way to a tenth round stoppage.
The 26 year-old, who is now back in contention for a world title shot, punished Molina in scintillating fashion, – forcing the one-sided bout to be halted and could now rematch Danny Garcia or Lamont Peterson next year.
WBN contacted a member of Team Khan to confirm indications that the Bolton fighter may have broken his hands as he got back to winning ways, but have been assured by his representative that this is not the case.
All being well, the one-time unified 140lb champion should be fighting fit again soon to pursue his dream of regaining the world title and seems to be fully focused on overturning his latest two defeats against the American belt holders.
With both Garcia and Peterson tied up to title defences in the New Year though, Khan could be forced to line-up a spring warm-up fight and may look to go the mandatory route to ensure his chance at avenging the losses.