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Frank Warren on Burns, Khan's WBA Title Mess, More

By Frank Warren

SOMETIMES in boxing 'nice' sells — and Ricky Burns has put up the sold-out signs in Glasgow tonight.

It is his first fight back home in a year and it is set to be a truly electric occasion at the Braehead Arena.

Shy star Burns, 28, is leading a revival of the sport in Scotland and the 6,000 seats were snapped up by his fans.

They want to see their hero defending his WBO lightweight title for the first time against teak-tough Namibian Paulus Moses — and even Burns is struggling to get more tickets for his mates.

He is one of the nice guys of sport, a true man of the people, like Ricky Hatton in the early days of his career.

Burns and WBO light-heavyweight champ Nathan Cleverly, who packed out a couple of weeks ago in Cardiff, are our only current British world champions and set a good example for the sport.

Burns still works on a Saturday at his local sports shop in Coatbridge — obviously he's got a good excuse to be off today.

But he does not do it for the money, it's just to be a regular guy. He says he wants to make sure he does not get carried away by fame or success.

Imagine Andy Murray or Steven Gerrard still doing a Saturday job!

You will never catch Burns slagging off his opponents outside the ring and he treats all of them with respect.

He has got the potential to become one of the best boxers to come out of not only Scotland but Britain as well.

Make sure you catch the action live on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 456/Virgin Ch. 546).

Big Confusion For Super Khan

WHAT is going on over at the World Boxing Association?

They announced Amir Khan had been given back his old "Super" World title — despite losing it to Lamont Peterson last December.

WBA president Gilberto Mendoza then said the only way the Brit can win it back is by beating Peterson in the Las Vegas rematch on May 10.

Mendoza then retweeted a message by Khan's business manger Asif Vali that he was "delighted to be Super Champ" — and Khan also tweeted he would be putting the title on the line against Peterson.

The Destroyer Was Unsinkable

ONE of the best fighters to have never won a world title passed away last week.

Dave Charnley — the Dartford Destroyer — was remembered for the bad points decision which robbed him of a world lightweight title win against American Joe 'Old Bones' Brown.

My late, respected and very knowledgable matchmaker Ernie Fossey said that Charnley was the best since the war.

Charnley died last weekend, aged 76, after a short illness.

For up to date boxing news and reviews visit www.frankwarren.tv

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LFC on 03-10-2012

Did this muppet just reference Andy Murray and Steven Gerrard? I am quite sure that Burns is not the only professional boxer who has a side job. Isn't Rendall Munroe and bin man who actually fought in a world title…

Comment by Leohappy on 03-10-2012

i thought the khan mess was cleared up?

Comment by Hardhitter.1 on 03-10-2012

Frank warren u dumb c**t Andy Murray & Gerrard don't have Saturday jobs cos they're multi millionaires.Burns works cos u pay him s**t. Pay him £2Million a fight & see if he still does his Saturday job.

Comment by project xxx1 on 03-10-2012

**** frank W

Comment by vxrandall on 03-10-2012

[QUOTE=Kilrain;11873416]**** off, Frank...[/QUOTE] Cosign. He is such a bitter pr1k.

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