LOS ANGELES -- Amir Khan was bigger, quicker and altogether much better than Carlos Molina for every minute of their 10 rounds together, which ended with Molina bleeding too much to continue.

After consecutive losses, the British ex-champion claimed a victory Saturday night that fostered confidence in his new trainer and restored faith in his prodigious ability.

Khan (27-3, 19 KOs) simply battered the overmatched Molina, who began bleeding from cuts in the middle rounds. Referee Jack Reiss stopped the bout on the advice of Molina's corner before the 11th, and Khan celebrated with new trainer Virgil Hunter, who replaced Freddie Roach in Khan's corner after losses to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia.

"Virgil is a great trainer, and I'm getting better at boxing and at being a complete fighter," Khan said. "He's teaching me boxing, speed, patience, and picking the right shot and when to throw it. Sometimes I'm too brave for my own good, but now I know it's better to stick to the game plan."

Hunter, the mastermind of Andre Ward's career, has worked to instill a more thoughtful approach in Khan, saying the former British Olympic star had never been taught how to box. While Khan said he would still be an exciting fighter, he aimed to avoid brawls in favor of a complete game plan emphasizing a strong jab and intelligent exchanges.

The plan got a solid trial run against Molina (17-1-1), who just didn't have the ability to disrupt it.

"I thought I stuck to my game plan, which meant sticking to my jab," Khan said. "Carlos took some really good shots, and he was still coming forward, and that's when I thought to myself, `I'd better stick to this game plan.'"

Middleweight Alfredo Angulo also earned a unanimous decision over Jorge Silva at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, and unbeaten heavyweight Deontay Wilder knocked out his 26th consecutive opponent, stopping Kelvin Price in the third round. The two-part show began in the early afternoon with Leo Santa Cruz's decision over Alberto Guevara, defending his IBF bantamweight title.

Molina is smaller than Khan and relatively stationary, making him a well-selected opponent for Khan's return. Khan won every round on every judge's scorecard while landing 312 of his 679 punches, including 56 percent of his power shots. Molina connected with only 87 total punches in 10 rounds.

Khan reddened Molina's face from the opening round, pushing him back with shots too swift to dodge. Molina landed a few clean punches early, but they weren't fierce enough to test Khan's much-questioned chin.

Khan cut Molina near his right eye while unleashing multiple combinations in the fourth round. Molina wasn't mobile enough to fight at Khan's pace and level, and Khan steadily wore down his opponent until the finish.

"I wanted to pull the trigger, but for some reason I couldn't get my hands to go," Molina said. "I had a lack of precision. He was fast in his jab, and I was hesitant in trying to get in because he has a long reach. I didn't do my job. I need to work harder."

Molina was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, and the little-known fighter was the hometown crowd's favorite – but a vocal section of British and Pakistani fans was much happier to see the new-look Khan's workmanlike, smart performance after his recent setbacks.

Garcia floored Khan three times on the way to a fourth-round stoppage five months ago, claiming Khan's WBA 140-pound belt. Peterson started Khan's self-evaluation a year ago when he won a debatable decision that ended Khan's eight-fight winning streak since joining Roach, who had been his trainer since shortly after his first career defeat in 2008.

Angulo (22-2, 18 KOs) led 97-93 on all three cards after a methodical win over Silva (18-3-2). The victory was the second straight for Angulo since he was released from 7 1/2 months of immigration detention and resumed his career under Hunter's direction.

"I asked for a fighter that would make me work, because I wanted to see where I really was," said Angulo, a former 154-pound champion. "I think I'm a lot better than I was before."

Wilder (26-0) is a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist who has progressed deliberately in his four-year pro career, building the 6-foot-7 former college basketball player's experience. He started tentatively against Price (13-1), barely throwing punches in the first two rounds, but a single overhand right put Price halfway through the ropes and unable to continue.

"I know when people come to see heavyweights, they want to see knockouts," Wilder said. "I'm not sure when it's going to come, but when it comes, bam."

Garcia, Ward, Robert Guerrero, Canelo Alvarez, Abner Mares, Sugar Shane Mosley and Peter Quillin all attended the show at the Sports Arena, the venerable building that opened its doors in July 1959 with a bantamweight title fight between Jose Becerra and Alphonse Halimi. Muhammad Ali fought in the arena three times in 1962 alone, and Sugar Ray Robinson fought Gene Fullmer to a 15-round draw here in December 1960.

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  • Amir Khan, Carlos Molina

    Carlos Molina, left, connects with Amir Khan of Great Britain during their WBC silver super lightweight title bout, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Amir Khan, Carlos Molina

    Carlos Molina, left, connects with Amir Khan of Great Britain during their WBC silver super lightweight title bout, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Carlos Molina

    Carlos Molina sits in his corner after the ninth round in his WBC silver super lightweight title bout against Amir Khan of Great Britain, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Los Angeles. Kahn won after the fight was stopped in the tenth round. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Amir Khan

    Amir Khan of Great Britain celebrates ofter winning his fight over Carlos Molina during their WBC silver super lightweight title bout, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Amir Khan, Carlos Molina

    Amir Khan, left, of Great Britain connects with Carlos Molina during their WBC silver super lightweight title bout, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Amir Khan, Jack Reiss

    Referee Jack Reiss, left, holds the arm of Amir Khan of Great Britain after Kahn defeated Carlos Molina in their WBC silver super lightweight title bout, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Jack Reiss, Carlos Molina

    Referee Jack Reiss stops the fight between Amir Khan of Great Britain and Carlos Molina in the tenth round of their WBC silver super lightweight title bout, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Los Angeles. Khan won by TKO. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Amir Khan

    Amir Khan of Great Britain celebrates ofter winning his fight over Carlos Molina during their WBC silver super lightweight title bout, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Amir Khan, Carlos Molina

    Amir Khan, right, of Great Britain connects with Carlos Molina during their WBC silver super lightweight title bout, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Amir Khan, Carlos Molina

    Amir Khan, right, of Great Britain connects with Carlos Molina during their WBC silver super lightweight title bout, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Amir Khan, Carlos Molina

    Amir Khan, left, of Great Britain connects with Carlos Molina during their WBC silver super lightweight title bout, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Amir Khan v Carlos Molina

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Amir Khan of Great Britain (R) throws a right hand at Carlos Molina during their Vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight title fight at Los Angeles Sports Arena on December 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan v Carlos Molina

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Amir Khan of Great Britain (R) throws a left hand at Carlos Molina during their Vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight title fight at Los Angeles Sports Arena on December 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan v Carlos Molina

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Amir Khan of Great Britain (L) lands an uppercut to the head of Carlos Molina during their Vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight title fight at Los Angeles Sports Arena on December 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan v Carlos Molina

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Amir Khan of Great Britain (R) lands a right hand to the head of Carlos Molina during their Vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight title fight at Los Angeles Sports Arena on December 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan v Carlos Molina

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Amir Khan of Great Britain (R) lands a right hand to the head of Carlos Molina during their Vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight title fight at Los Angeles Sports Arena on December 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan v Carlos Molina

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Amir Khan of Great Britain (R) lands a right hand to the head of Carlos Molina during their Vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight title fight at Los Angeles Sports Arena on December 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan v Carlos Molina

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Amir Khan of Great Britain (R) lands a right hand to the head of Carlos Molina during their Vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight title fight at Los Angeles Sports Arena on December 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan v Carlos Molina

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Amir Khan of Great Britain (R) lands a left hand to the head of Carlos Molina during their Vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight title fight at Los Angeles Sports Arena on December 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan v Carlos Molina

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Amir Khan of Great Britain (R) throws a left hand at Carlos Molina during their Vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight title fight at Los Angeles Sports Arena on December 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan v Carlos Molina

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Amir Khan of Great Britain (R) lands a left hand to the face of Carlos Molina during their Vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight title fight at Los Angeles Sports Arena on December 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan v Carlos Molina

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Carlos Molina (L) lands a left hand to the face of Amir Khan of Great Britain during their Vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight title fight at Los Angeles Sports Arena on December 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan v Carlos Molina

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Amir Khan of Great Britain poses with referee Jack Reiss following his Vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight title fight victory over Carlos Molina at Los Angeles Sports Arena on December 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan v Carlos Molina

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Carlos Molina is looked at by referee Jack Reiss following the 10th round during his Vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight title fight against Amir Khan at Los Angeles Sports Arena on December 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan v Carlos Molina

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Amir Khan of Great Britain (R) lands a right hand to the head of Carlos Molina during their Vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight title fight at Los Angeles Sports Arena on December 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan v Carlos Molina

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Amir Khan of Great Britain (L) lands a right hand to the body of Carlos Molina during their Vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight title fight at Los Angeles Sports Arena on December 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan v Carlos Molina

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Amir Khan of Great Britain (L) lands a left hand to the head of Carlos Molina during their Vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight title fight at Los Angeles Sports Arena on December 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan v Carlos Molina

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Amir Khan of Great Britain celebrates his victory over Carlos Molina following their Vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight title fight at Los Angeles Sports Arena on December 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan v Carlos Molina

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Amir Khan of Great Britain (R) throws a right hand at Carlos Molina during their Vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight title fight at Los Angeles Sports Arena on December 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan, Jimmy Lennon

    Boxing ring announcer Jimmy Lennon, Jr., far right, introduces British boxer Amir “King” Khan poses for a photo Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 during the weigh-in for his super lightweight bout against Carlos Molina, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The pair face off against each other on Saturday.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • Amir Khan

    British boxer Amir “King” Khan gestures during the weigh-in Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 for his super lightweight bout against Carlos Molina at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum . The pair face off against each other on Saturday.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • Amir Khan, Richard Schaefer, Carlos Molina

    British boxer Amir “King” Khan, left, and opponent Carlos Molina, right, pose Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 for a photo during the weigh-in ceremony for their super lightweight bout at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum . The pair face off against each other on Saturday. Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, center. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • Amir Khan

    British boxer Amir “King” Khan gestures during the weigh-in Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 for his super lightweight bout against Carlos Molina at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum . The pair face off against each other on Saturday.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • Amir Khan, Richard Schaefer, Carlos Molina

    British boxer Amir “King” Khan, left, and opponent Carlos Molina, right, pose for a photo during the weigh-in ceremony Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 for their super lightweight bout at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The pair face off against each other on Saturday. Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, center. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • Carlos Molina

    Mexican-American boxer Carlos Molina gestures during the weigh-in for his super lightweight bout against Amir "King" Khan, not seen, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. The pair face off against each other on Saturday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • Amir Khan

    British boxer Amir “King” Khan gestures during the weigh-in for his super lightweight bout against Carlos Molina, not seen, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. The pair face off against each other on Saturday.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • Amir Khan v Carlos Molina - Weigh In

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 14: Amir Khan fans show their support during a weigh in ahead of the WBC Silver Super Lightweight title fight between Amir Khan and Carlos Molina at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan v Carlos Molina - Weigh In

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 14: Amir Khan of Great Britain weighs in ahead of his WBC Silver Super Lightweight title fight against Carlos Molina at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan v Carlos Molina - Weigh In

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 14: Amir Khan (L) of Great Britain and his opponent Carlos Molina pose at a weigh in ahead of their WBC Silver Super Lightweight title fight at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan v Carlos Molina - Weigh In

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 14: Carlos Molina weighs in ahead of his WBC Silver Super Lightweight title fight against Amir Khan at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Amir Khan, Oscar De La Hoya

    Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya, left, poses with Amir “King” Khan during a boxing news conference in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Khan and Carlos Molina are scheduled to fight in a junior welterweight bout on Saturday at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • Amir Khan, Oscar De La Hoya, Carlos Molina

    Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya, center, presents Amir “King” Khan, left, and his opponent, Carlos Molina during a boxing news conference in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Khan and Molina are scheduled to fight in a junior welterweight bout on Saturday at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • Amir Khan, Oscar De La Hoya, Carlos Molina

    Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya second from right, and someone dressed as Santa Claus present Amir “King” Khan, left, and Carlos Molina, right, during a boxing news conference in a Los Angeles Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Khan and Molina are scheduled to fight in a junior welterweight bout on Saturday at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)