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Katsidis: I'm Very Confident of Beating Ricky Burns

Michael Katsidis is looking to live up to the title of 'Brit Basher' when he takes on Ricky Burns in their interim WBO World lightweight title fight at Wembley Arena on November 5.

Burns, 28, relinquished his WBO super-featherweight belt after having problems making the weight and was given a chance against the highly-rated Australian who has won 28 of his 32 bouts including wins in London against Graham Earl and Kevin Mitchell.

Katsidis, 31, is currently training in Thailand but via a conference call, the man who has been tagged 'Brit Basher' ahead of his meeting with Burns, claimed he is looking forward to travelling to England again to take the scalp of the Coatbridge fighter.

"I am coming to do the business, this is what I do and it's what I love.

"Ricky is a great fighter and is to be respected but I am very confident.

"It will be a pleasure to be back in England, it has so many great memories for me.

"Whether they are for me or against me, it will be a passionate crowd.

"I didn't know too much about Ricky until I saw him on You Tube then I realised I would be in for a more difficult fight than I first thought.

"He hits hard but he will be moving up a weight so he will be hitting harder.

"So I am in for a tough fight."

Burns acknowledged the difficulty of the task awaiting him but claims to feel more comfortable after making the step up to lightweight.

"I have just moved up to lightweight and I couldn't have got a more difficult fight if I had tried," he said.

"But this is a great chance for me. It is a great incentive to be fighting for a title right away - what more could you ask for?"

"It was a hard decision to vacate my title but it was the right time to do it and it was in my best interests," added Burns.

"Super-featherweight was draining the strength out of me. It was getting harder and harder to make the weight.

"It's only five pounds of a difference but it makes a big difference.

"I was constantly worrying about what I was eating and the dieting was so strict.

"I was getting dehydrated boiling down to lose the last two or three pounds. And in doing that I was getting tired but I couldn't take a day off.

"Now that weight is no longer an issue I can take a day off if I need to and now I can enjoy boxing.

"I have started changing the way I have been training, working on my upper body and legs and I will be so much stronger."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lest26 on 09-30-2011

should be a good fight and a win for Kats, no way Ricky has the beating of him, respect to Ricky for taking such a tough fight though.

Comment by Marshall89 on 09-30-2011

I thinks Burns may be ducking Donaire, he would probably prefer not to fight him!

Comment by PD21 on 09-30-2011

[quote=Fish_Scotland;11231323]He should be super confident for this fight. Ricky simple won't have the power to keep him off. Ricky is super fit even when he was draining down to the lower weight but Kats ain't going to gas like Martinez…

Comment by Fish_Scotland on 09-30-2011

He should be super confident for this fight. Ricky simple won't have the power to keep him off. Ricky is super fit even when he was draining down to the lower weight but Kats ain't going to gas like Martinez…

Comment by Earl-Hickey on 09-30-2011

Stuid fight for Burns to take imo, Katsidis is a style nightmare for him, I think he's being sacrificed by Warren to set u a Mitchell-Katsidis rematch

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