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Burns Says He's 'Absolutely Gutted' Over Vazquez Mess

Ricky Burns and Miguel Vazquez have expressed their frustration at the enforced cancellation of their lightweight unification title fight in London.

WBO champion Burns was due to face Mexican IBF belt-holder Vazquez at Wembley Arena on 16 March, but Vazquez was forced to pull out due to a stomach virus.

The fight has been rescheduled for April 20 at the same venue but both fighters were keen to apologize to fans for having to delay the much-anticipated clash.

The postponement is particularly frustrating for Burns, who saw his proposed bout with Liam Walsh last December cancelled after his opponent was involved in a car crash.

Walsh's replacement, Jose Ocampo, also had to pull out following the death of his trainer and Burns must now wait a little longer before finally returning to action.

"Absolutely gutted this fight is not happening, another training camp and it's fallen through!," Burns said on his official twitter account.

"Not only that, feel sorry for the fans, my friends and family who have now booked tickets, flights and hotels for two fights for it to fall through. Sorry everyone!"

Vazquez was also keen to apologise to fight fans for having to reschedule the fight.

"I'm very sorry about this situation. We were at the height of the preparation that was so intense my body was in a great physical condition, strong and fast," he said.

"There were weeks of total dedication and preparation, but the infection I suffered in the stomach was very strong, I even laid down in bed for a week ... but it was the best thing."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BTTAG145 on 03-05-2013

This is BS Broner got this dude scared as hell.

Comment by WeltshmerzKO on 03-05-2013

[QUOTE=rich6666;13113277]Boner is not leaving USA anytime soon.[/QUOTE] Agreed, i doubt Broner will fight anywhere outside of the US. A fight in the UK would be a massive advantage for Burns, and I can't see Broner accepting the fight under those…

Comment by themadworldofjb on 03-05-2013

[QUOTE=rich6666;13113277]Boner is not leaving USA anytime soon.[/QUOTE] No he aint. Its a shame that our fighters are made to travel to face top Americans but they dont return the favour. You could just as much money over here in the…

Comment by rich6666 on 03-05-2013

[QUOTE=ddangerous;13113017]I like this idea a lot. Broner was already calling him out on Twitter. Be nice if Burns responded by inviting him over for a big fight across the pond. :boxing:[/QUOTE] Boner is not leaving USA anytime soon.

Comment by ddangerous on 03-05-2013

[QUOTE=WESS;13112818]Time for the best to fight the best. Adrien Broner vs Ricky Burns. Broner should fight burns in his back yard! This is what boxing is all about, the best fighting the best and Broner better not back down from…

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