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Burns Fighting on 4th October!

Having moved up to fight at light-welterweight, we’ve anxiously been waiting for details of Ricky Burns first fight at that weight.

Today those details have been announced with it being reported that Burns will face the Argentine fighter Esteban Gonzalez at the First direct Arena in Leeds.

Thirty-one year old Burns chose to move up to light-welterweight after suffering defeats in his previous two fights against Terence Crawford and Dejan Zlaticanin.

The ten round fight against Gonzalez could see Burns take a step closer to being a three-weight world champion Talking about the move to light-welterweight, the Scot has remarked,

'I believe the move up in weight will really benefit me.'

'The lightweight limit was proving tougher to make in my last few fights, so that's now behind me and I can concentrate on working on my boxing in the gym with Tony Sims.”

'It has been a tough year following the Raymundo Beltran fight, but I'm feeling great in the gym and the fire and desire is still there to achieve big things.”

'I'm looking to show in Leeds that I've still got the goods to challenge for major belts and, ultimately, win another world title.'


Here at Vital Boxing we sincerely hope the move up in weight benefits Ricky.


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday September 18 2014

Time: 5:05PM

 

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