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Hearn: Burns Needs To Step Down, Face Domestic Foes

By Edward Chaykovsky

Promoter Eddie Hearn is pleading with former world champion Ricky Burns to drop down in level and face domestic opponents - and then move up in class to the world level after a few return victories. Burns struggled in his last three fights, fall behind and needing a later rally against Jose Gonzalez, suffering a broken jaw and going to a draw with Ray Beltran and losing a lopsided decision and the WBO lightweight crown to Terence Crawford.

Hearn told Daily Record: “He has had a really tough run of fights and sometimes performance is based on belief and confidence. It’s very difficult for him to have that belief after his last three performances. Forget the Beltran fight because he broke his jaw in that one. But the Gonzalez performance was poor and the Crawford performance was poor against a very good fighter.

“It’s time for Ricky to step back a level. He needs to put in a great performance, get the confidence back, get the belief of the people again then go for another fight. The first thing he said to me after the fight was, ‘get me Vasquez, Abril or Crawford.’ I thought, ‘blimey mate you’ve just had three tough fights. Have a rest, let’s regroup and think about what went wrong’. The winner of Murray v Crolla is a good fight for Ricky. Now is not the right time for a world title shot.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Corelone on 04-04-2014

He sounds like a child with Santa Claus, get me this, get me that. How about he goes and gets it. He won't go to Mexico, he won't go anywhere. Domestic rival? Like his cousin maybe?

Comment by Black Barty on 04-04-2014

[QUOTE=Wizardsh;14393636]you really don't know ssssshhhhitt about boxing if you think burns has a chance against Vazquez[/QUOTE] Now, now, no need to make it personal :) Vazquez is a competent spoiler, nothing else. His best assets are his length and physical…

Comment by shoog on 04-04-2014

Just goes to show you without the belt this guy is irrelevant

Comment by Wizardsh on 04-04-2014

[QUOTE=Black Barty;14393217]Hearns is probably right, but I actually like Burns's chances against Vazquez. Vazquez already ducked him once though, so I'm not sure that fight can be made.[/QUOTE] you really don't know ssssshhhhitt about boxing if you think burns has…

Comment by JACK1190 on 04-04-2014

[QUOTE=Weebler I;14393154]The Crawford bout was forced on him by the WBO (pressure from TR) too soon after his broken jaw injury. He needs to get his confidence back, take on a Gavin Rees or Anthony Crolla and see how it…

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