Back on top of the world by way of his impressive stoppage win over Michelle Di Rocco in which he became the WBA super lightweight ruler and a three weight king, Scottish hero Ricky Burns currently has one thing on his mind: revenge. The 33-year-old was out-pointed by new star Terence Crwaford, who ended his reign as WBO lightweight champion, and Burns, when on the comeback trail from that loss, suffered another points defeat at … Read Article
Fresh off his history-making win over Michelle Di Rocco last night, new WBA super-lightweight king Ricky Burns is understandably feeling great – great enough to suggest he would gladly accept a rematch with the man who ended his lightweight reign, Terence Crawford.
The now three-weight champ says he has plenty of big fight options – at both 140 and 135-pounds – including Crawford (or Viktor Postol if he beats Crawford in their July unification meeting) … Read Article
Former two division world champion Ricky Burns (40-5-1, 14 KOs) successfully resurrected his career tonight with his 8th round knockout win over the highly rated No.1 WBA Michele Di Rocco (40-2-1, 18 KOs) to claim the vacant World Boxing Association light welterweight title at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland.
The stoppage for the 33-year-old Burns makes him a thee division world champion. Burns flattened Di Rocco with some nice shots in the 8th. When … Read Article
Michael Buffer is in Britain to introduce Ricky Burns and Tony Bellew into the ring as they look to land World titles on an historic weekend of boxing live on Sky Sports.
The Hall of Fame MC will be doing plenty of travelling as he hits Glasgow first on Friday to do the weigh-in for Burns’ clash with Michele Di Rocco for the vacant WBA World Super-Lightweight title as ‘The Rickster’ aims to become Scotland’s … Read Article
Ricky Burns 139.1 vs Michele Di Rocco 139.2
Willie Limond 139.5 vs. Tyrone Nurse 140… Read Article
Scottish hero Ricky Burns, who has not enjoyed a high-profile win for some time now, has lost none of his self belief and ambition. The former 130 and 135-pound champion, now aged 33, gets a world title comeback opportunity this Saturday, against skilled Italian Michelle Di Rocco. The two will meet in Glasgow, for the WBA light-welterweight title that was stripped from the always-controversial Adrien Broner for failing to make weight before entering his fight … Read Article
Scottish warrior Ricky Burns, the former WBO super-featherweight and lightweight king, will get a chance to become a three-weight ruler in the summer, as he will challenge Italian Michele Di Rocco in Glasgow on May 21st for the regular WBA light-welterweight title which is vacant.
32-year-old Burns, 39-5-1(13) has only won three of his last seven outings and he had a bad spell in late 2013 to the summer of 2014, when he was held … Read Article
Josh King says he will derail Ricky Burns’ World title ambitions when they clash at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.… Read Article
Ricky Burns will face Josh King for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight title at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on November 7, live on Sky Sports.… Read Article
The first undercard fights for the October 24th Kell Brook/Diego Chaves Sky Box Office card have today been officially announced.
The first fight sees Scotland’s former 2 weight world champ, Ricky Burns, continue his ‘comeback’ – for want of a better phrase – challenging against Finland’s Edis Tatil (25-1-0, 8ko) for the Finn’s EBU lightweight title.… Read Article