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Burns vs. Mitchell

Burns defends WBO lightweight strap against Mitchell on 9/22

Legendary ring announcer Michael Buffer says Glasgow will be bigger than boxing’s capital Las Vegas when World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns and Kevin Mitchell clash at the SECC on Saturday 22nd September.

Buffer has swapped the bright lights of Sin City for the hard streets of Glasgow and will belt out his immortal phrase “Lets Get Ready To Rumble” moments before the historic Auld rival showdown which is live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546). Continue reading

Kevin Mitchell to make appearance on Saturday

World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Lightweight title challenger Kevin Mitchell will do a pre-match pitch appearance at West Ham United’s home game against Fulham this Saturday.

The Dagenham Destroyer, a big Hammers’ fan who fought Michael Katsidis for the world title at the Boleyn Ground in May 2010, will be announced to the crowd ahead of his second world title attempt against WBO World Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns at Glasgow’s SECC on September 22nd.

Mitchell says West Ham’s return to the Premier League will give him the inspiration to beat Scottish hero Burns, the tough two-time and two-weight world champion.

“It’s fantastic that West Ham are back in the Premier League again, they’ve had to fight hard to do it and I’ve had to do the same to get back to the top and challenge for a world title again,” Said Mitchell. Continue reading

Ricky Burns to give public workout on September 8th

Scottish boxing hero Ricky Burns will headline Glasgow’s number one shopping experience the St. Enoch Centre on Saturday 8th September for an action-packed, free-to-watch, public work-out ahead of his big world title defence against English rival Kevin Mitchell.

World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Lightweight Champion Burns is deep in preparations for his showdown with Mitchell at the SECC on Saturday 22nd September, live on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546). Continue reading

Kevin Mitchell selling t-shirts as he gets ready for Ricky Burns fight

WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight Champion Kevin Mitchell today launched his own clothing and fightwear brand, with a limited edition T-Shirt created especially for his upcoming World Title showdown with Ricky Burns, which takes place at the SECC in Glasgow next month.

The T-Shirt, which features an image of a celebrating Kevin on the front, goes on sale today at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym shop, as well as the gym’s on-line shop at just £17.50. Continue reading

Ricky Burns looking forward to fight against Kevin Mitchell on September 22nd

Ricky Burns has been getting fired-up for his showdown with English rival Kevin Mitchell by watching Scotland’s epic 1990 Five Nations victory over England.

The Scottish star puts his World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Lightweight title on the line in a Battle of Britain against Mitchell at Glasgow’s SECC on Saturday 22nd September, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).

Burns was just seven when Scotland’s heroic rugby team beat England in one of their biggest all-time wins against their Auld rival at Murrayfield.

A Scottish team led by David Sole and world-class players like Gavin Hastings and John Jeffrey were the underdogs against an England side captained by Will Carling and a star line up including Jeremy Guscott and Rory Underwood, but they pulled off a ‘Rocky’ style upset to win 13-7.

Author Tom English later wrote a book about the match called The Grudge and plans are afoot to turn it into a film. Continue reading