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Ricky Burns Conflicted Over Crolla vs Limond Winner

New Interim WBO World Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns says it's too close to call between domestic rivals Anthony Crolla and Willie Limond in their big British Lightweight title showdown.

Manchester star Crolla, the champion, and Glasgow challenger Limond meet at the Ravenscraig Sports Centre in Motherwell on Friday 25th November, live on BoxNation (Sky Platform Ch. 456).

Burns, who defeated world star Michael Katsidis to become Scotland's first two-weight world champion in nearly twenty years, says that it will come down to who has the most desire on the night.

"I can't wait to see this fight it's going to be a real cracker between two of the best fighters on the domestic scene," said Burns

"They're both really nice guys outside the ring and are good mates, but don't let the friendship between them fool you,"

"This is either win or lose and everything is on the line between them so when these two get going in the ring in I reckon it's going to be a real war,"

"Limond's a classy boxer with fantastic skill and has got the edge on experience, while the younger Crolla has really impressed me in the last few years, especially when he won the title against John Watson,"

"I think that it will boil down to who wants it most on the night will get it,"

"There's a lot on the line for the winner who will go on to bigger fights while the loser will be set back."

Coatbridge ace Burns is the most wanted man in the 135lb division following his win over Katsidis and has a number of options that promoter Frank Warren will discuss with him.

He added, "The lightweight division is a really hot here and abroad at the moment,"

"Kevin Mitchell beat John Murray in a great fight back in July, while Murray has got a tough fight against WBA World Champion Brandon Rios coming up,"

"If Murray wins - and I'm hoping he does the job - then that opens up a unification fight between us.  If he doesn't then I'd love a shot at Rios,"

"On the world scene Juan Manuel Marquez is there and so is Robert Guerrero plus Miguel Vazquez so I'm looking at some big fights ahead."

Tickets for Crolla v Limond, priced at £40 and £60, are available on through Morrison's Gym on 0141 554 7777 or St Andrew's Sporting Club on 0141 810 5700.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by knockoutkid on 11-14-2011

Limmond decked Khan, nostalgia.

Comment by vxrandall on 11-14-2011

i'll give burns credit for beating kats because i didnt think kats was shot but if he fights the winner of this fight then it'll be str8 back to ducker-burns ....he needs to fight top level opposition instead of winning…

Comment by project xxx1 on 11-14-2011

crolla spanks him and probably by ko.........

Comment by Mutchie6g on 11-14-2011

I hope limond wins it in style

Comment by UglyPug on 11-14-2011

burns, PLEASE do not bother with the winner of these two. . . They are domestic fighters. . . You are fringe world class! Make an offer to Antonio Demarco. . . Stay away from Rios for the time being.…

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