Advertisement
Advertisement

Morrison: Ricky Burns Fight is Off, 1/26 Return in Play

According to promoter Alex Morrison, Ricky Burns will not defend his WBO lightweight title this coming Saturday after the involved parties failed to find a late replacement for him. Burn had been due to take on Jose Ocampo at the Excel Arena only for the challenger to pull out following the recent death of his trainer. British lightweight champion Derry Matthews was being pursued as a possible replacement.

Morrison told STV: "Ricky will not fight this weekend. We couldn't find an opponent for him to fight. He was offered a 10-round fight but decided not to take it. We're now looking at January 26 for the next title defence and hopefully that will take place in Glasgow. Ricky has taken a week off and then he will return to training. He's philosophical about it, it's just a sequence of events and these things happen."

Tags: Ricky Burns image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MJ223 on 12-12-2012

[B]Keep dragging your feet..... Vazquez might take your spot[/B]

Comment by rampant on 12-12-2012

[QUOTE=4Corners;12804784]Burns is still avoiding Broner, or his management team is at least. What is the point of a pointless January defense, when you get the biggest fight of your career in February on HBO against Adrien Broner????? I find it…

Comment by 4Corners on 12-12-2012

Burns is still avoiding Broner, or his management team is at least. What is the point of a pointless January defense, when you get the biggest fight of your career in February on HBO against Adrien Broner????? I find it…

Comment by D-MiZe on 12-12-2012

He's not going to fight Broner in January and it won't happen for a year at least. Since his move to lightweight, he's only been progressing and hasn't really taken any big steps back like he did at SFW. He…

Comment by rampant on 12-12-2012

[QUOTE=D-MiZe;12804592]Quit the talk of Broner-Burns for another few fights at least. Burns isn't on that level yet and needs to be given good match-ups otherwise when that time comes, he'll be clueless.[/QUOTE] Cant agree with that, If he isnt ready…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (15)
Top Headlines Photos: Badou Jack, Lucian Bute Battle To Controversial Draw Victor Ortiz's Reaction To Crazy Fan Who Tried To Assault Him Eddie Hearn Critical of Al Haymon and PBC Business Model Photos: Andre Berto Drills Victor Ortiz To Avenge First Defeat Photos: James DeGale Taken To His Limit By Porky Medina Ricky Burns Enjoying Low-Profile Approach Video: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Post Presser Highlights Part 2 Video: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Post Presser Highlights Part 1 Bellew-Makabu: Burton vs. Dodson For British Title Added Video: Victor Ortiz on His Boxing Future Following KO Defeat Video: Andre Berto on KO of Ortiz, Danny Garcia Shot, More Video: Ellerbe Reacts To Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Fury: Klitschko Fight is My Last, I Have No Motivation To Carry On! Medina: James DeGale Said He Would Stop Me, He Ran All Night! WBC Prez Vows Investigation of Two Judges in Jack-Bute DeGale Disappointed With His Performance Against Medina Moreno Outclasses Sor Rungvisai To Set Up Yamanaka Rematch Floyd Mayweather Hints at Comeback, Reveals Talks With CBS/SHO Jack, Bute Ends in Draw - Jack Sets Up DeGale Unification Pedro Campa Extends Win Streak With Stoppage Win Over Alfaro Video: Victor Ortiz Attacked By Crazy Fan Following KO Defeat Badou Jack-Lucian Bute - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard James DeGale Digs Deep To Overcome, Decision Rogelio Medina Washington Decisions Eddie Chambers: Benavidez, Gausha Win Badou Jack-Lucian Bute - CompuBox Historical Review James DeGale-Rogelio Medina: LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Andre Berto Gets Revenge, Knocks Victor Ortiz Out in Four Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina LIVE Results: Sharif Bogere Wins Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto II - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Thomas Williams Blasts Out Edwin Rodriguez in Two Rounds Edwin Rodriguez-Thomas Williams - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jorge Lara Demolishes Montiel With Brutal First Round Knockout Jorge Lara vs. Fernando Montiel - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Anthony Joshua to Have U.S. Network Deal Announced Next Week Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto II - CompuBox Historical Review Liam Walsh Retains British and Commonwealth Titles With TKO Photos: Hughie Fury's Severe Cut Above His Left Eye Hughie Fury Suffers Bad Cut, Gets Technical Nod Over Fred Kassi Amir Khan Eyes MMA: I Fancy My Chances With Conor McGregor! Jamie Conlan Wins FOTY War To Get Title: Walsh Retains His Belt
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement