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Laryea: I'm Stopping Ricky Burns, Or He's Stopping Me

Joseph Laryea is happy with his underdog status ahead of Saturday night's WBO super-featherweight title fight against champion Ricky Burns at the Braehead Arena.

The Ghanaian, 25, was given his chance against the Coatbridge fighter after beating Paul Appleby on the undercard of Burns' first defence against Andreas Evensen in December.

Laryea believes his victory over the South Queensferry boxer has all but been ignored - yet aims to remind the Scottish public of abilities when he takes on Burns.

"I still feel that I am not getting the respect that I deserve," said the African, who will have height and reach advantage over the Coatbridge champion.

"But in a way I am very happy about that.

"I know I am the underdog but I am are here to win and I am very confident.

"Ricky is a good fighter but I am also a good fighter.

"And when I get in the ring, everyone else will see the weaknesses I have seen in him.

"Ricky is a human being just like me but he doesn't have the heart that I have. He will fight his fight and I will fight mine and I will come out on top.

"I like the way my life has changed over the last couple of months and I still want to live this life.

"I am living the dream and want to continue to live the dream.

"Come Saturday, I will definitely win."

Laryea vowed to make sure Saturday's judges will have no influence on the fight.

The African appeared to be a clear winner against Appleby but one judge scored it 115-113 for the Scot, while two scored it 116-112 and 117-111 in favour of Laryea - who still bristles when he looks back at that night.

"The thing I remember about the Appleby fight was the judging," said Laryea through an interpreter.

"One judge gave it to Appleby and I think that was very wrong.

"I have watched the fight over and over again and I can't believe that judge.

"I am worried about the judges. I hope they give us better ones this time, who will score the fight the way they see it.

"But also, I have a secret weapon that we want to show on Saturday.

"We want to take it out of the hands of the judges, that's what we will do.

"So either I get knocked out or Ricky gets knocked out.

"But we will try to take it out of the hands of the judges."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 03-10-2011

Neither guy can break wind with their punch, so a KO is highly unlikely. Although Laryea is a really crappy, undeserving title fight opponent, so maybe Burns TKOs him

Comment by Walt Liquor on 03-10-2011

did he just question burns' heart or was he just saying he has more? hard to tell with the snippets.

Comment by DrewWoodside on 03-10-2011

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Comment by toysale on 03-10-2011

From what I can remember of seeing this guy, his footwork was awful, looked like bambi on ice; so i'm guessing this should be an easy win Burns.

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