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Alex Arthur: Ricky Burns Need To Have Bigger Fights
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Former world champion Alex Arthur believes WBO lightweight king Ricky Burns (35-2, 10KOs) needs bigger fights. He says the previously scheduled matches with Jose Ocampo, and Liam Walsh, were below the proper standards of who the champion should be fighting.

"It doesn't look good. You would think he would have a named opponent by now - and a top caliber name," said Arthur to BBC Scotland.

"The two matches that were made for him were relatively small by his standards. I think Ricky will want bigger fights than that. It's really important for him that he competes at a higher level than the fights he's recently been scheduled at."

There were discussions to make a unification with WBC champion Adrien Broner, but the two sides could not agree on the financial terms.

Tags: Ricky Burns , Alex Arthur

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comment by dantheman1983, on 01-02-2013
Warren loves a WBO European World champ. May as well ditch Warren and cash out.

comment by knockoutking565, on 01-02-2013
Burns should go to Matchroom, Eddie Hearn will get burns big fights and actually make a big deal about him, he would have burns headlining bills with a good build up and fighting top lightweights unlike frank warren who has him playing second fiddle to george groves and nathan cleverly in a ****t...

comment by TGD, on 01-02-2013
[QUOTE=Mick Higgs]Unfortunatlly Burns has the same problem as Nathan Cleverley IE-Frank Warren. Both need American promotors if there to get unification fights & gain any credibility.[/QUOTE] Spot on. Said it many times, he needs to get away from Warren. As does Cleverley. The likes of Hatto...

comment by chocolate, on 01-02-2013
[QUOTE=The Weebler II]Ocampo and Walsh will fight him in the UK, Broner will not. If Broner was coming to the UK he would want to get paid, if Burns is going to the US the same applies. Burns through his promoter has named his price at 400k, if they pay the man we have a fight to watch.[/QUOTE...

comment by chocolate, on 01-02-2013
[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll]He's never made even half of that in any of his fights I bet.[/QUOTE] Yep the most Ricky Burns has made is around 200,000 against Kevin Mitchell, Burn's manager Alex Morrison has said they will only take the Broner fight for 500,000 and only 400,000 was put on the table so...

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