Burns Confident of His Chances To Unseat Figueroa

Ricky Burns is convinced he can regain his world champion status as he prepares to make his first appearance since losing his WBO lightweight title.

The 31-year-old lost his belt to Terence Crawford in March after nine successful world title bouts but he goes into a WBC eliminator against unbeaten Montenegrin Dejan Zlaticanin in Glasgow on Friday with his mind set on taking on champion Omar Figueroa.

Burns said: "I believe I have another world title in me. Omar is a good fighter, another southpaw, but I've seen clips of him and his last defence was a close fight and some people thought he lost it.

"So it would be a fight that I would be confident going into and the WBC belt is the one that everyone wants to get their hands on, so fingers crossed that I can get through this one and Eddie (Hearn) can work his magic and get me that shot."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bigjavi973 on 06-24-2014

[QUOTE=MisterDeclanCor;14692346]I'm fond of Ricky, but he seems to have lost something.[/QUOTE] True.... imo he beat de la hoya, but got robbed and after that he really hasnt been the same.

Comment by soul_survivor on 06-24-2014

I'm fond of Ricky too but he has lost a step and seems to be on his way to being shot. That toughness and grit is still there but he isn't the same fighter anymore.

Comment by MisterDeclanCor on 06-24-2014

I'm fond of Ricky, but he seems to have lost something.

Comment by DeadlyRhythm84 on 06-24-2014

[QUOTE=BrushMyHair;14692038]I think Ricky will lose to Dejan.[/QUOTE] Dejan is a tough guy and burns looked pretty bad against Beltran who fights with a similar pressure style. But we all know how that turned out for Beltran, Dejan will probably have…

Comment by BrushMyHair. on 06-24-2014

I think Ricky will lose to Dejan.

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