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Comments Thread For: Ricky Burns is Eager To Get Jose Gonzalez in The Ring
Ricky Burns has entered "crabbit" territory as he awaits Friday's weigh-in ahead of his WBO world lightweight title fight against Puerto Rican Jose Gonzalez at the Emirates Arena the following evening.
The 30-year-old champion from Coatbridge, who has not fought since beating Englishman Kevin Mitchell in September last year, is in the final stages of a typically rigorous training regime.
At the head-to-head press conference at the Glasgow venue today, Burns used the old-fashioned Scottish word for agitated to describe his emotions.
"It is always the couple of days before the fight which is the worst," he said.
"I think every boxer will tell you the same because you need to start cutting down on what you are eating.
"You start getting crabbit, you just want to get the weigh-in over and once that is over you can concentrate fully on the fight.
"So I am playing the waiting game now. I have been training for so long. I just want to get out there and put on a show for the fans and I am really looking forward to it."
Burns posed nose-to-nose with his 29-year-old mandatory challenger, who arrived in Scotland with 17 knockouts from an unblemished 22-fight record.
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