Amir Khan has added some clarity to his future by announcing a new head trainer as well as his next opponent.
The 25-year-old split with leading coach Freddie Roach earlier this month in the wake of his defeat to Danny Garcia in July.
And he has now turned to American Virgil Hunter to be his new corner man, with the first assignment a December date with the undefeated Carlos Molina.
Hunter's main mission will be to help the Bolton fighter regain the IBF and WBA light welterweight titles he has lost over the last 12 months, in defeats to Lamont Petersen and Garcia.
The Petersen defeat was later put into perspective by the American's failure of a drugs test, but regardless of that, there have been concerns about Khan's form for some time.
"I'm really pleased that Virgil Hunter is to become my new trainer," Khan said when announcing the news. "Everyone in boxing knows about his skills and the success he has enjoyed over the last few years. I'm looking forward to the start of my training camp and working on some new things with him.
"With Virgil in my corner, I know that I can get back to the very top of the light-welterweight division."
As part of his plan to do that he will have to beat the undefeated Molina, who has 17 wins and a draw from his 18 bouts so far.
"Molina is a good fighter, who has yet to taste defeat, so I know that he will be very dangerous," Khan added. "He's a tricky fighter who possess a lot of natural speed. I always want to face hungry young fighters and in Molina I'm up against a guy who has ambitions of world title success."
Khan will face Molina in the United States, with the date still to be decided.