Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Hearn: Burns Goes To 140 on 9/13, Harrison Possible

By Edward Chaykovsky

Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sports says former lightweight champion Ricky Burns (36-4-1, 11KOs) will make his junior welterweight debut on a September 13th card in Manchester. Last month Burns lost for the second consecutive time, with a shocking decision loss to unknown Dejan Dzlaticanin. Burns has struggled in several of his recent fights at 135.

If Burns wins in September, Hearn would love to make a big showdown in Scotland between Burns and domestic rival Scott Harrison (27-3-2, 15KOs).

“Getting down to the weight has been a factor in the past couple of fights so it’s time for Ricky to up a division. He’ll have a 10-rounder at light-welter in Manchester. It won’t be an easy fight but a step in the right direction. We wanted to take Ricky out of Scotland for this one. There’s a lot of hype and expectation on him on home soil and it will do him good to go away from that pressure," Hearn told Daily Record.

“All going well then it will be a big domestic fight – and they don’t come much bigger than Scott Harrison. It’s a fight that’s been talked about for a long time in Scotland. That is the biggest Scottish fight out there but there are plenty of options for both men.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 285Kid on 07-06-2014

Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta vs Ricky Burns

Comment by BrushMyHair. on 07-06-2014

No one wants to see ricky burns anymore.

Comment by dazzlertheboxer on 07-06-2014

Burns is a shot fighter; at 140 he risks a serious brain injury against top 10 level opponents. What is wrong with Hearn and Sims? This is sad to hear. Money blurs his whole teams sense of care and duty.…

Comment by Corelone on 07-05-2014

140 is too heavy, Manchester isnt far enough away, and Harrison is the wrong opponent. Burn is getting beat by outsiders with different styles, Harrison is a familiar style, and smaller by far at 140. Instead of taking Burn somewhere…

Comment by Drunk Punch on 07-05-2014

Winner gets Limmond?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (6)
Top Headlines Gennady Golovkin Receives Highest Honor From The IBF Kell Brook: I Can't Wait To Drop These Brownies on Errol Spence! Bob Arum Comments on Zou Shiming Promotional Dispute Miguel Berchelt vs. Takashi Miura - Ticket Information Photos: Brook, Spence, Groves, Chudinov - Open Workouts Brandon Rios vs. Aaron Herrera in Lancaster - June 11 on FS1 Spence: I'm Not Worried About Crowd; Pressure All on Kell Brook Alexander Povetkin vs Andriy Rudenko Finalized For July 1 Tyson Fury Will NOT Receive License Until UKAD Case is Resolved Errol Spence: I Have To Prove What Mayweather Says is True McGuigan Tabs Groves as Best Super Middleweight in The World Head-to-Head With HBO, PBC on FS1 Peaked at 580K Viewers Cotto vs. Kamegai Set For August 26, With Golden Boy, on HBO Julius Indongo is Ready To Fight Terence Crawford, Broner Too Spence on Boxing Brook in Sheffield: What Real Fighters Do! Arum on Crawford Plans: Indongo Fight First, Then Pacquiao Froch: Groves Must Block Out Tragedy of Last Fight To Win Title Coldwell Fears Kell Brook Will Suffer Same Fate as Roy Jones Jr. Tyrone McKenna To Return On June 17 In Belfast Logan Yoon To Return on June 3 After Picking Up Second KO Win WBC May Order Interim-Title Fight Due To Keith Thurman's Injury Robert Stieglitz Retires From Boxing, Boesel Will Now Face Murat UFC's White Admits: Mayweather Could Be McGregor's Last Fight Sugar Ray: Brook-Spence Can Show What Boxing Used To Be Like DeMarcus Corley Gets Off The Floor To Decision Vivian Harris Michael Conlan: I Just Want To Be Great For My Country Danny Garcia Hungry To Regain Belts, Says Brook-Spence is 50-50 Cotto vs. Marquez Being Targeted For December, Says Beltran Photos: Michael Conlan Putting in Work For Second Pro Fight Uzcategui: In a Rematch - I'd Knock Andre Dirrell Out in a Round! Spence Hotel About Block Away From Manchester Terror Attack Arum: Murata-N'Dam Decision - Worse Than Pacquiao-Bradley 1! Bivol vs. Agnew to Round out Ward-Kovalev Pay-Per-View Card Christopher Diaz, Teofimo Lopez, Rivera Return on UniMas, 6/23 Max Becerra Grabs Decision Over Martinez in Palm Springs Sugar Ray Leonard: Canelo-Golovkin is 50-50, Not Easy To Predict Figueroa-Guerrero, Monaghan-Browne 7/15 at Nassau Coliseum Kell Brook: I'm in a Better Place Than Errol Spence Is, I'll Beat Him Roach Very Worried - Pacquiao Looking Bad in Camp, Sparring Rob Brant Must Consent To N'Dam vs. Murata Rematch
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement