Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Broner-Burns Still Being Worked on For February 16

By Rick Reeno

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is doing his best to reach an agreement with Frank Warren to stage an HBO televised lightweight unification between champions Adrien Broner (25-0, 21KOs) and Ricky Burns (35-2, 10KOs). Broner is scheduled to return on February 16th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

The finalization of the fight will depend on whether or not Burns will lower his monetary demands. Burns is asking for a significant sum of money to fight Broner in the United States, and some reports indicate the Scottish boxer would like to get his purse without having to pay United States taxes.

"I am having conversations with Frank Warren, including today. We are working on that and I hopeful that this fight is going to happen. Sometimes, some of these fighters have unrealistic expectations. I read some stories where Ricky Burns wanted to get paid tax free......well, don't we all. Unfortunately I am not Uncle Sam and I can not make tax free deals. Everybody has to pay their taxes. And if there is somewhere where you don't have to pay taxes, please let me know where to stand in line," Schaefer told BoxingScene.com.

"I think that sometimes there are some unrealistic expectations and that has to be explained. Yes, if a foreign fighter fights in the United States there are tax withholdings. At the end of the day, everybody has to pay their taxes. I'm sure in England he doesn't get paid tax free either. Last I checked the Brits have to pay their taxes too. These are some of the discussions that Frank Warren is having with Ricky Burns and I'm hopeful that the fight gets done."

If a deal with Burns is not finalized, Schaefer indicates that Richard Abril is not standing in the wings to replace Burns. The HBO televised co-feature is a heavyweight rematch between Seth Mitchell and Johnathan Banks.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 4Corners on 12-19-2012

[QUOTE=Freedom.;12833580]Ricky Burns should not agree to a fight in the USA against a Haymon-promoted HBO house fighter. He'll need a KO to get a draw. He should agree ONLY if the fight is in Scotland, but Haymon's HBO house fighters…

Comment by lutenco on 12-19-2012

BRONER vs BURNS is a damn mismatch,no reason to watch it!!!FLOYD vs GATTI deja vu!

Comment by The Big Dunn on 12-19-2012

[QUOTE=Freedom.;12833580]Ricky Burns should not agree to a fight in the USA against a Haymon-promoted HBO house fighter. He'll need a KO to get a draw. He should agree ONLY if the fight is in Scotland, but Haymon's HBO house fighters…

Comment by RlCKY on 12-19-2012

How come some fighters can unify the WBC title but others cannot?? Canelo was told not to unify the WBC and WBA titles, but Danny Garcia is holding both, right? Andre Ward was also told to vacate one of his…

Comment by Arthur Dayne on 12-19-2012

Ricky Burns should not agree to a fight in the USA against a Haymon-promoted HBO house fighter. He'll need a KO to get a draw. He should agree ONLY if the fight is in Scotland, but Haymon's HBO house fighters…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (31)
Top Headlines Jeff Horn's Coach: Doubters Will Have Egg on Their Face! Wilder: You Don't Need Skill If You Have Power Like Me, Joshua Joseph Parker vs. Razvan Cojanu, Speculation Floating Around Joshua-Klitschko Brings Cable Giants Back To Common TV Ground Lara: Jacobs Beat Golovkin, I'd Give GGG Tremendous Problems! AIBA Backs Away From Amir Khan's SBL After Snafu in India Indongo Advises IBF of Injury, Lipinets Defense May Get Delayed McGregor's Manager Updates on Latest With Mayweather Fight Photo: WBC Reveals Special Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. Title Belt Peter Fury Reacts To Claims Hughie Ran From Joseph Parker Shot Anthony Joshua Fires Back at Klitschko as Tensions Begin To Rise Wilder: Parker Should Forget About May 6th, Fight Me in July Broner To Tim Bradley: Bald Head Uncle Tom, Stop Talking Crazy Mike Alvarado, Saucedo Added To Michael Conlan Chicago Card Horn's Coach Warns Pacquiao: Jeff Can Hit as Hard as Marquez! Joshua vs. Klitschko: Joe Cordina To Open Up The Show Bellew: Tyson Fury Keeps Calling Me Out, We Might Have To Dance! Showtime's Espinoza: There's One Network Committed to Boxing Vitali Klitschko Admits Wladimir's Career on The Ropes in Defeat Zambrano vs. Marrero Undercard - PBC Special Telivised Prelims Heiland Ready For Jermall Charlo Eliminator, Then Golovkin Shot Klitschko Not Ruling Out Joshua Mentally 'Crumbling Like a Cookie' Porter Questions Thurman's Commitment to Fighting Him Next Broner: Me and Terence Crawford Will Be a Future PPV Fight Anthony Joshua Vows To Stay Calm, Not Go Into Mike Tyson Mode Hearn: Quigg vs. Simion Winner Could Face Lee Selby Next David Benavidez Talks Golovkin Sparring, Medina, Yildirim, More Kevin Lerena To Face Maxim Maslov For IBO Title on August 12 Wladimir Klitschko: Hopefully I Have a Couple of Years Left in Me Bellew: Being Heavyweight Champion is a Realistic Possibility Now! Saunders on Khurtsidze: Puffed Up Danny DeVito Never Beats Me! Joshua vs. Klitschko: Who's Winning the Battle of the Preparation? Nacho Wants Chavez To Use Lara, Mayweather Tactics on Canelo Shakur Stevenson and The Making of The Next Black Superstar Vitali Klitschko Confident Wladimir Will Topple Joshua at Wembley Porter's Coach: 1000% We Can Beat Keith Thurman in Rematch! Martin Murray vs. Gabe Rosado - CompuBox Punch Stats Shawn Porter vs. Andre Berto - CompuBox Punch Stats Imre Szello Stops Toth To Retain WBO Regional Belt in Hungary Pacquiao Aims To Make Statement, Prove He's Still in Top Form
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement