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Burns v Relikh – Weigh-In News

At the weigh-in, ahead of the WBA super-lightweight fight between Ricky Burns and Kiryl Relikh, there was a scare for the challenger.

Whilst Burns, the champion, hit the scales at nine stones, thirteen pounds and two ounces, Relikh took to the scales over the ten stone limit.

Given an hour to get the excess weight off, Relikh final made the weight and the contest was given the go-ahead.

Talking about the bout, Burns had this to say about the fight tonight,

'Training's gone well,'

'I was down in Essex for 11 weeks and we could not be happier with the way preparations have been going. We've been working on a few different things and Tony's been watching a lot of my opponent. Whatever's coming my way, we're going to be ready to deal with it.

'Although he's got all those knockouts, it's the level of opposition he's been knocking out. This is a step up in class for him. I don't know what kind of person he is outside the ring, how he's going to deal with it, but we've trained for a hard 12 rounds. All our sparring has gone well, so I'm 100% confident.'


It promises to be a good fight, who do you reckon is going to emerge victorious?


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 7 2016

Time: 9:40AM

 

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