By Edward Chaykovsky
Promoter Frank Warren has revealed that WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (34-2, 9KOs) is likely going to return in July. The most sensinble opponent, says Warren, is Kevin Mitchell (33-1, 24KOs). The fight has been brewing for several months and British fans want it to happen. Warren says the fight will be tough to make because Mitchell wants a lot of money to make it possible.
Burns' return, because of scheduling issues with the venues, is not heading to Airdrie's Excelsior Stadium or West Ham United's Upton Park.
"I can't say who it is going to be against yet but it will probably be in July," said Warren to BBC Scotland. "Kevin Mitchell is an opponent we are looking at and, providing he is sensible, maybe we could make that fight. He has had problems outside the ring and he thinks he should be getting paid much more than Ricky. It's a struggle to make that one."