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 Sauerland: Abraham Win Could Make Groves Bout Much Bigger Theophane: Mayweather Will Advise Me on How To Beat Broner Golovkin Keeps The Line Moving in Supremacy Quest at 160 Boxing Priest Makes Boxing Comeback After 20 Years Arum Spoke To HBO About Making Golovkin vs. Ramirez Jorge Linares Injury Puts Zlaticanin Title Fight In Jeopardy Omar Narvaez To Face Jesus Vargas on February 19th Roach Says Gomez, Ramirez on Board To Help Manny Pacquiao Roy Jones Jr. Rejects Retirement Talk, Return is Not Ruled Out Dmitry Kudryashov is Now Training With Joe Goossen Gonzalez, Negrete, Delgado, Gramajo on LA Fight Club, March 4 Loeffler on Working With Haymon Side To Finalize Golovkin-Wade Ward: Barrera Not Stronger, Hasn't Seen This Speed, Conditioning Cletus Seldin Returns To Action on March 5th in Long Island Browne Gets Advice From Larry Holmes For Chagaev Bout Photos: Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley 3 Undercard Presser 50 Cent Erupts, Rips Apart Ungrateful "Sh*thead" Billy Dib Luis Ortiz-Tony Thompson Undercard Information Golovkin-Canelo: Jerry Jones Wants Bout at AT&T Stadium Sanchez Will Have Barrera Ready For Andre Ward's Clinching Ovill McKenzie-Dmytro Kucher Purse Bid Won By Frank Warren Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley: Defying Newton's Laws Golovkin-Wade Title Fight Confirmed For April 23 At The Forum Williams-Matano Title Eliminator Tops March 5 SHO Tripleheader Jason Quigley To Return on March 25th at Fantasy Springs Lightweight Contender Kevin Mitchell Announces Retirement Trash-Talking Lundy Admits Crawford Has ‘Got The Goods’ Sanchez on Facing Andre Ward With Barrera Instead of Golovkin Nielsen-Marghetti Tops March 19 Bill In Copenhagen Daily Bread Mailbag: Canelo vs. Khan, Brook, Kovalev, More Stephen Ormond is Hoping To Raise Irish Spirits Joshua-Martin: Eddie Hearn Hoping To Get The Fight Done Anthony Joshua To Parker: Talk is Cheap Until The Bell Rings Khan: Canelo Deal Was So Smooth, Finalized Within Days The Real Comeback of Andre Ward Amir Khan Confident: If I Hit Canelo Clean, I Can Hurt Him! Herring Dominates Flores; Williams Survives Late Scare Mayweather Not Concerned With Canelo-Khan on 5/7 Date Roman Gonzalez Says Return Will Happen on Golovkin-Wade Rey Vargas To Return on Leo Santa Cruz-Kiko Martinez Card
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement