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Dominant Khan outclasses Molina

HE’S BACK:Olympic silver medalist Amir Khan bounced back from a knockout by Danny Garcia in July to take control against the previously unbeaten Carlos Molina

Reuters, LOS ANGELES

Judge Jonathan Davis scored it 116-112 for Santa Cruz, while Pat Russell had it 118-110 and Fritz Werner scored it 119-109. The Associated Press favored Santa Cruz 117-111.

DONAIRE V ARCE

AP, HOUSTON, Texas

Nonito Donaire stopped Jorge Arce with left near the end of the third round to retain the WBO super-bantamweight championship at Toyota Center on Saturday.

Donaire, from the Philippines, improved to 31-1 with his 20th knockout. Arce, from Mexico, dropped to 61-7-2.

The fight headlined HBO’s World Championship Boxing season finale.

The broadcast marked Larry Merchant’s last after 35 years as a ringside boxing commentator for the network.

An undercard fight between WBA super-bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux of Cuba and Thailand’s Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym was called off after Poonsawat failed blood tests last week.

Poonsawat was subsequently denied a license by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

The reason for the failed blood tests was not disclosed.

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