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 Last update:  2/2/2013       Read more by Boxing Clever            &
Burns Expects Tough Test With Vazquez, But Eyes Broner
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WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns has promised to do everthing he can ahead of his unification showdown with Miguel Vazquez.

The Scotsman faces IBF title-holder Vazquez at Wembley Arena on March 16.

And the 29-year-old from Coatbridge is relishing his dream fight against the Mexican and says hell be in the best shape ever for the biggest test of his 37-fight career.

Burns said: Vazquez is a top world champion and easily the best Ive faced in my career.

"When the fight was put to me, I said straightaway Lets do it, this is what Im in this sport for, to face the best and prove that Im the best out there.

I only watch my opponent once on video and thats the last time I watch him, but from what Ive seen of Vazquez hes got great all-round skills, good technique and is an excellent counter-puncher.

Ill be in great shape for the fight. Ill be sparring with plenty of tall, rangy, welterweights to prepare, but its what I do on the night that will count and I always rise to the occasion for a big challenge.

A win for Burns could mean a further unification contest against WBC champ Adrien Broner.

I laughed when people said I was running from Adrien Broner," added Burns.

"I dont run from anybody. Ive got to make sure I beat Vazquez first then I can go into a fight with Broner with two world title belts to his one.

Of course the pressure will be building up closer to the time, but Ill do what I have done for every title fight and just go out and do my job.

Burns v Vazquez joint-headlines a massive fight card along with Nathan Cleverlys WBO light-heavyweight title defence against Robin Krasniqi.

George Groves takes on Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye for the vacant European super-middleweight title; Dereck Chisora features in a 10-round heavyweight contest subject to receiving his BBBofC licence; Liam Walsh defends his Commonwealth super-featherweight belt against Logan McGuiness and Tony Conquest aims to regain his WBO International cruiserweight strap from Neil Dawson.

Tags: Miguel Vazquez , Ricky Burns , Burns-Vazquez , Burns vs. Vazquez

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comment by .:: JSFD26 ::., on 02-02-2013
[quote=SkillspayBills] Burns is a hoe. When it was Vasquez it was "Let's do it" but with Broner it was "I need a tuneup first." ****ing hoe. [/quote] My questions are, why is Vazquez willing to travel but not Broner? Why is Burns willing to fight Vazquez but not Broner? :lol1: Posted from Box...

comment by JonoYoungP4P, on 02-02-2013
Burns is a fraud, keep running running running away from broner

comment by IronDanHamza, on 02-02-2013
I expect Burns to win this fight.

comment by Jocknerd94, on 02-02-2013
Burns better have tunnel vision straight at Vazquez. Even think about Broner right now and Vazquez wins unless there is a robbery.

comment by SkillspayBills, on 02-02-2013
Burns is a hoe. When it was Vasquez it was "Let's do it" but with Broner it was "I need a tuneup first." ****ing hoe.

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