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Hearn: Burns is Better Than Rees, But Loses To Broner

By Edward Chaykovsky

Promoter Eddie Hearn admits that WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns is better than Gavin Rees, but he doesn't believe the Scottish boxer has enough ability to defeat WBC champion Adrien Broner (26-0, 22KOs). Last Saturday night in Atlantic City, Hearn watched Broner pick apart Rees over five rounds.

Burns (35-2, 10KOs) will return on March 16th in a unification showdown with IBF champion Miguel Vazquez (33-3, 13KOs).

"I think if you have to compare Ricky Burns to Gavin Rees, you have to say that he's the better fighter. He's a current world champion and he's improved so much. I never used to rate Ricky Burns that much, but now I think he's a brilliant fighter," Hearn said to I Film London.

"He would give Adrien Broner a different kind of fight than Gavin. Would he beat Adrien Broner? I would have to say no. [Broner] is too good, too skilled. That's not taking anything away from Ricky Burns, who I think is fantastic and a brilliant fighter. His fight with Vazquez is his first real test."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 4Corners on 02-19-2013

Burns is good though. He's beaten Rocky Martinez, Paul Moses, and Kevin Mitchell. All were Top 10 fighters at 130 or 135 when he did. Burns is also Vazquez biggest test. Burns has beaten better fighters than Vazquez has, in…

Comment by ddangerous on 02-19-2013

Most people think Broner can beat any other lightweight in the game right now, but if he is planning on staying at 135, Burns is still one of the best opponents out there for him. Broner vs. Vazquez/Burns winner is…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 02-19-2013

Hearn seems to be a straight shooter. He calls it like he sees it.

Comment by TensionKiller on 02-19-2013

Glad Hearns was truthful that Burns is better than Rees [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Comment by BetterCallSaul on 02-19-2013

I would pick Broner against Burn's too. Saying that, I've picked against Burns in most of his recent fights and the guy keeps proving me wrong. You have to give it up to Burns, he's elevated his game to another…

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