Burns keeps title with disputed draw with Beltran

SAN DIEGO (September 7, 2013)– Ricky Burns was fortunate to keep his WBO Lightweight championship with a twelve round split draw with Raymundo Beltran at the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow, Scotland

The fight was televised LIVE in the United States on AWE (formerly Wealth TV) and www.awetv.com

Burns controlled the first round and a he as he jabbed and worked the body. Beltran started landing some hard shots with the left hook and began to find his rhythm in round’s two and three. In round four, Beltran rocked Burns with a perfect left hook. Beltran continued to press Burns against the ropes where Burns started to look uncomfortable.

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Video: Ricky Burns – Ray Beltran Weigh-In

SAN DIEGO (SEPTEMBER 5, 2013)—He is undefeated in his last 21 fights that spans six and a half years and has won titles in two weight divisions, yet Ricky Burns will be fighting for a chance to fulfill a dream when he defends the WBO Lightweight championship against Ray Beltran this Saturday on AWE (Formerly Wealth TV) and www.awetv.com at 3pm eastern / 12 noon pacific.

Burns (36-2, 11 KO’s) of Coatbridge, Scotland which isn’t far from where the fight will take place in Glasgow, will be making the 4th defense of his Lightweight crown.

Burns trained well and is fully ready for what Beltran will bring to the table.

“Training went well. Sparring went fantastic and right now I am just trying to stay sharp and I am on weight. I look forward to the fight”, said Burns just three days before the contest.

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Ray Beltran ready for Ricky Burns

This Saturday afternoon Ray Beltran (28-6, 17 KO’s) will take on Ricky Burns for Burns’ WBO Lightweight championship on AWE & www.awetv.com beginning at 3pm eastern time.

To say Beltran earned this opportunity is an understatement as the native of Phoenix, Arizona via Los Mochis, Mexico has had to fight his way to this opportunity.

Beltran turned pro in 1999 took some losses early in his career but he was determined to realize his dream of becoming a world champion. 

Beltran who lost a controversial decision to Sharif Bogere and a close loss to undefeated Luis Ramos Jr. before a magical three fight run where he defeated Number-one ranked contender Henry Lundy, former world title challenger Ji-Hoon Kim and Alejandro Rodriguez that catapulted him into this opportunity.

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