Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Burns Considering His Options After Parting With Warren

Ricky Burns' rescheduled world title fight against Miguel Vazquez could be called off again after his camp announced he had split from promoter Frank Warren.

WBO lightweight champion Burns saw a second world title date postponed in the space of three months when Warren announced earlier this week that the Vazquez unification bout had been moved from March 16 to April 20.

But the Scot's manager, Alex Morrison, has since declared his next fight will take place in Glasgow and that the partnership with Warren is over.

A spokeswoman for Morrison Boxing said on Thursday: "I can confirm that we have left Warren's and Ricky is considering his options."

A spokesman for Frank Warren Promotions declined to comment this afternoon.

Warren announced on Monday the Wembley Arena fight had been delayed and published the translation of a doctor's note dated February 25 which stated that IBF champion Vazquez had been struck down by illness caused by food poisoning and had been diagnosed 10 days of rest.

Burns had also seen a December 16 defence against Jose Ocampo called off at short notice. Original opponent Liam Walsh had previously withdrawn through injury.

The Coatbridge fighter's last defence was on September 22, when he impressively stopped Kevin Mitchell in the fourth round.

Warren this week hit out at speculation surrounding the circumstances of the latest postponement.

Quoted on his website, Warren said on Monday: "For anyone to suggest in any shape or form that we didn't have anyone under contract is wrong."

Warren added: "I worked hard to get this fight and will keep it because it is the key to Ricky's success.

"This fight is 100% on and I am not letting it go even though it would be easy to tear up the contract and move on. It is postponed, that is all.

"Alex Morrison and Ricky are unhappy but nothing can be done about it. They have been provided with the doctor's note and contracts saying the fight is on."

WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly is also due to fight on the April 20 show, against Robin Krasniqi. Super-middleweight George Groves earlier withdrew from the bill and signed a deal with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by vxrandall on 03-08-2013

poor article. mostly old news. doesnt look like warren has 2 ha'pennies to rub together! glad. shyster!

Comment by Weebler I on 03-08-2013

[QUOTE=the_kid_08;13121114]Ive got a horrible feeling Burns' next fight will be against Scott Harrison in glasgow ive heard his manager mentioning this fight quite recently and wouldnt surprise one bit if he made it as he manages both fighters. I hope…

Comment by Straightener on 03-08-2013

[QUOTE=the_kid_08;13121114]Ive got a horrible feeling Burns' next fight will be against Scott Harrison in glasgow ive heard his manager mentioning this fight quite recently and wouldnt surprise one bit if he made it as he manages both fighters. I hope…

Comment by CraigM on 03-08-2013

Boxnation = screwed

Comment by the_kid_08 on 03-07-2013

Ive got a horrible feeling Burns' next fight will be against Scott Harrison in glasgow ive heard his manager mentioning this fight quite recently and wouldnt surprise one bit if he made it as he manages both fighters. I hope…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (13)
Top Headlines Wilder: Klitschko Needed to be Humbled; Losing Inspired Him Errol Spence Planning Early Arrival to England for Brook Bout Joseph Parker Discusses Hughie Fury's Withdrawal, Facing Cojanu Arum on Pacquiao vs. Horn: It's The Young Lion vs. Old Lion Lewis Crocker Handed Return, June 17 In Belfast Katie Taylor Ready For The Next Big Test on Joshua-Klitschko Bill Lennox Lewis: Joshua Can Be Great - But Not Better Than Me Joshua: My Goal is To Make 'Old' Klitschko Look Like a Novice! Parker: I View Cojanu Bout as Being More Dangerous Than Fury Leo Santa Cruz Embraces The Tough Task of Being a Promoter Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Jeff Horn - Go Face To Face at Presser Arum Doubts Pacquiao Will KO Horn, Says Upset is Very Possible Yordenis Ugas Demolishes Lara, Ghvamichava Beats Oscar Molina Charles Martin: Back to Finish What I Started, Become Undisputed Photos: Lucas Matthysse, Joseph Diaz Open Workouts Razvan Cojanu Arrives in New Zealand For Joseph Parker Fight Canelo, Chavez Jr. Passing All Random Drug Tests, Says WBC Prez Freddie Roach: Klitschko Will Be Mad, But I'm Picking Joshua Banks Admits He Had a Feeling Klitschko Would Lose To Fury Erislandy Lara Says Demetrius Andrade Priced Himself Out Parker-Cojanu Fight to be Announced Wednesday in New Zealand Lennox Lewis Disagrees With Joshua: Fighting Overseas a Must! Joshua vs. Klitschko: David Fields To Referee; Judges Are Named Photo: Kubrat Pulev, Kevin Johnson - Go Face To Face at Presser Gervonta Davis Vows To Punish Liam Walsh's Brother Afterwards Klitschko: I'm Focused on Myself, My Ego - Not Joshua-Fury Beef Photos: Pacquiao Puts in Work, Hangs With Koala in Australia Keenan Smith, Kenneth Sims Jr. Grab Wins in Atlantic City Wilder to Klitschko: Forget Joshua's Size, Power; You Have to Fight! Tyson Fury Aims To Make Return on Saunders-Khurtsize Bill in July Ugas Replaces Barrios, Will Face Lara After Weight Mishap Errol Spence: Jermell Charlo Provided Perfect Sparring for Brook Wilder: Steward Wouldn't Have Allowed Fury to Beat Klitschko Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev II, Canelo-GGG, Charlos, More Joshua-Klitschko: Lawrence Okolie To Face Russ Henshaw Craig Kennedy vs. Matty Askin, Now on May 26 In Cardiff 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
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement