Advertisement
Advertisement

Burns vs Crolla Falls Through, Terms Were Not Reached

By Terence Dooley

Ricky Burns is still searching for an opponent for his March 10th WBO interim lightweight title defence at Glasgow's Braehead arena after failing to agree terms with British lightweight title holder Anthony Crolla - Frank Warren Promotions confirming to BoxingScene.com that 'Million Dollar' was in the running but will not be in the other corner come March.

Burns, 33-2 (9), won the belt courtesy of an emphatic decision win over Michael Katsidis on Bonfire Night.  The Scottish titlist now faces a wait for news of the opponent for his maiden defence yet will be confident of opening his 2012 account with a W regardless of who is in the other corner.

Crolla has had a stirring 2011, winning the British title against John Watson in February and defending the belt in November, with a trip to Vegas to appear on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather's destruction of Victor Ortiz sandwiched between the two, he also posted a single session stoppage of Herve De Luca in June and will be confident of netting more honours in 2012 despite missing out on the Burns bout for now.

Please send news and views to [email protected] or Twitter @Terryboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 12-31-2011

Another crap opponent for Burns, who defended against nobodies at 130. His people ought to have more confidence in him than to put him in with a scrub like Crolla

Comment by badnewsbrown on 12-31-2011

another crap fight from warren. glad it fell through tho we probably wont get nothing better anyway

Comment by knockoutkid on 12-31-2011

Obviously Frank isnt going to let Ricky get his hands on the title, better off going down the European title route then.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Verdejo Not Worried About Critics, Intends To Fulfill Expectations Freddie Roach Says Frankie Gomez in 'Best Shape' For Herrera Amir Khan Stands To Pocket 13 Million in Canelo Showdown Brown on PBC: We're Giving Fans What They Want and Expect Examining the Badou Jack-Lucian Bute Scorecards Anthony Joshua-Zhang Zhilei Eyed For The Future in China? Glen Tapia Ready For David Lemieux, Feels A lot Stronger at 160 Bute Wants the Winner of DeGale-Jack Unification Fight Photos: Anthony Crolla vs. Ismael Barroso Open Workouts Examining the James DeGale-Porky Medina Scorecards Hearn Wants Joshua to Become Pay-Per-View Star in America ALA Promotions Prez: Magsayo Will Never Be Another Pacquiao De La Hoya Breaks Down Speed vs. Power Fights of The Past Curtis Stevens on The Trainer Switch To John David Jackson Team Verdejo Bring in Nutrionists, Sports Psychologists For 6/11 DeGale: I Showed Medina Levels, He Doesn't Deserve Rematch Garcia: If Golovkin Will Face Floyd at 154, Then Face Canelo at 155 Magdaleno To Apply Pressure For Nonito Donaire Title Shot Tommy Coyle Calls To Avenge Luke Campbell KO Loss Video: Hearn Talks Judging Issues in Boxing, Crolla vs. Barroso Amir Khan Followed Strict Diet Switch For Showdown With Canelo Video: Hearn Excited About Mayweather vs. Matchroom Card Shane Mosley Makes Heroic Rescue Of Baby in Freeway Wreck Video: Eddie Hearn Talks DeGale vs. Jack, Smith, More Garcia: Amir Khan Will Not Be an Easy Fight For Canelo "Fighting Words" - On Francisco Vargas’ Positive Drug Test Bute on Jack Draw: I Started Too Late Yet Again Matthysse To Sit Down With De La Hoya in Vegas, Discuss Future Mayweather, Hearn in Talks For TMT vs. Matchroom Card Video: James DeGale on Mayweather, Hearn Rift, Jack, More Video: Callum Smith Breaks Down DeGale-Medina, Jack-Bute Jack-Bute CompuBox Punch Stats Video: Badou Jack Feels Robbed, Looks To The Future Thomas Williams: I Want Adonis Stevenson Next, I Want His Belt! Mayweather's Trademark Filings Could Be Biggest Hint of Return Porky Medina: Badou Jack is Better Than James DeGale Della Rosa, Attou Battle To a Draw For Vacant EU Title Ellerbe Blasts Scoring for Badou Jack-Lucian Bute Video: James DeGale Shakes Head at Rogelio Medina Outing Bute Encouraged by Jack Draw, DeGale Loss: I'm Not Quitting
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement