Advertisement
Advertisement

Alex Arthur Eyes Grudge Rematch With Ricky Burns

Former WBO super-featherweight champion Alex Arthur says he wants a rematch with Ricky Burns.

Arthur beat Burns on points in a European, Commonwealth and British super-featherweight title defence five years ago.

However the boxers' fortunes have differed since then - Arthur has faded away from world level, while Burns has gone on to pick up his rival's old WBO crown.

Now Arthur wants a return, although Burns would have to vacate and move up to lightweight if the fight were to happen.

"At this point in time Ricky is super-feather champion and a really good one at that," Arthur told the Glasgow Times.

"I wouldn't have a chance in hell of making superfeatherweight now - but if Ricky was to move up to lightweight I would gladly take that on.

"Eventually he will move up because he is a big lad and it's a fight I'd love to have."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PRINCE O' PROSE on 06-20-2011

Sounds just like the kind of overmatched comp Ricky's into lately, perfect.

Comment by DonairesRevenge on 06-20-2011

Hardly a "grudge" rematch, there isnt bad feeling between the fighters.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Joshua To Breazeale: Back Up Talk, Don't Be Like Other Americans Adrien Broner Voting for Trump: He’ll Lower My Taxes Hughie Fury Set To Return on Fury-Klitschko Rematch Bill, July 9 Video: Anthony Joshua Pumped For Breazeale Title Defense Video: Breazeale Confident Anthony Joshua is Going To Sleep Video: Joshua, Breazeale Go Face To Face and Trade Words Video: Joshua, Breazeale, SHO Press Conference Highlights Khan: I Won't Run For 12, I Will Stand and Trade With Canelo TMT Adds Gavril, Rakhmanov To ShoBox Card on May 13th Photos: Anthony Johsua, Dominic Breazeale Tense Face To Face Amir Khan: I Think It's Great To Be The Underdog Barroso's Adviser: If Crolla Tries To Trade, He Will Get KO'd Quickly Showtime Inks Anthony Joshua To Multi-Fight Deal Anthony Joshua's Promoter Plots Out Next Fights After Breazeale Butler vs. Kokeitgym Title Eliminator Set for June 4 Canelo Doubts Khan Will Switch Style, Create a Boring Fight Gassiev's Promoter Rates Povetkin's Chances WIth Wilder Crolla: There Are Questions, I'll Find Out How Good Barroso Is Nathan Cleverly To Feature On Burns-Di Rocco Bill Mike Mollo Faces Rudenko in Odessa; SES 6/4 Card Shapes Up Lucas Matthysse Could Return To The Ring in The Fall Video: De La Hoya Talks Mayweather, Canelo, Khan, More De La Hoya: In Mayweather Rematch, it's 70-30 in Canelo's Favor! Mikhaylenko, Chuprakov Back in Action in Ekaterinburg Khan Prepared To Make Things Ugly To Prevail: A Win is a Win Video: De La Hoya Pumped During Canelo-Khan Fight Week Khan: I Took The Tougher Fight, Mayweather Easier Than Canelo! Vlasov Dominates Bykhovtsev, Sillakh Clash Up Next on June 2 Video: Canelo Discusses Khan in Two-Part Media Interview Video: Amir Khan Two-Part Media Interview on Canelo Canelo: Lara, Mayweather Fights Helped Me Get Ready For Khan Photos: Canelo, Khan Grand Arrival Frenzy at MGM Grand Video: Canelo, Khan Grand Arrivals at MGM Grand, Las Vegas De La Hoya: Canelo-Khan Easily Beats Pac-Bradley 3 PPV Numbers Wilder vs. Povetkin Undercard Coming Together: Bivol, Ochigava Roach: I Want Tapia To Be Smart, Box Lemieux All Fight Khan: Mayweather is Bitter, Everyone Talking About Me, Canelo Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina: Ratings For Showtime Double Amir Khan expects Canelo to weigh 175 on fight night Sadam Ali Return Likely For Vargas-Salido Bill
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement