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Frank Warren: Burns Back in July, Mitchell Tough To Make

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."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Kilrain on 03-26-2012

Exactly. Who the hell does Mitchell think he is? He seems to believe he's still the hot unbeaten prospect. He got blown away by Katsidis nearly 2 years ago and has only fought twice since. In that time Burns won…

Comment by tripper on 03-26-2012

Mitchell will be tending to his cannabis plant farm around then thats why its hard to make. Hes no right in wanting more money than ricky. He sould get about a 40:60 split.

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