Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Ricky Burns is Eager To Get Jose Gonzalez in The Ring

Ricky Burns has entered "crabbit" territory as he awaits Friday's weigh-in ahead of his WBO world lightweight title fight against Puerto Rican Jose Gonzalez at the Emirates Arena the following evening.

The 30-year-old champion from Coatbridge, who has not fought since beating Englishman Kevin Mitchell in September last year, is in the final stages of a typically rigorous training regime.

At the head-to-head press conference at the Glasgow venue today, Burns used the old-fashioned Scottish word for agitated to describe his emotions.

"It is always the couple of days before the fight which is the worst," he said.

"I think every boxer will tell you the same because you need to start cutting down on what you are eating.

"You start getting crabbit, you just want to get the weigh-in over and once that is over you can concentrate fully on the fight.

"So I am playing the waiting game now. I have been training for so long. I just want to get out there and put on a show for the fans and I am really looking forward to it."

Burns posed nose-to-nose with his 29-year-old mandatory challenger, who arrived in Scotland with 17 knockouts from an unblemished 22-fight record.

However, the Scot refrained from the body-language analysis which usually accompanies those type of picture opportunities

"I don't really pay attention to all that stuff, you do it because you need to do it for the photos," he said.

"What matters is when the two of us are in that ring, that's what matters most.

"I can't wait for Saturday night. It is going to be a great night."

Burns' promoter Eddie Hearn, from Matchroom Sport promotions, expects around 6,000 fans to turn up at the newly-built arena in the east end of Glasgow, all of whom, according to the champion's trainer Billy Nelson, should be appreciative of their man.

Nelson said: "Ricky is a genuine world class fighter and that's what we tend to forget in Scotland.

"We don't appreciate what we have got until maybe it is not there anymore.

"We should be very proud of him.

"There is nobody in the whole world - and I sincerely mean this - who could beat Ricky Burns at lightweight just now.

"I think he is in the condition of his life to be perfectly honest.

"He is physically stronger than he was for the fight against Mitchell, he is punching stronger, his confidence is high and he has been looking great in sparring."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by rogdogx on 05-08-2013

Fight Miguel Vasquez. Quit tryin to avoid the loss!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Photos: Kimura Blasts Zou Shiming in 11, Shiming Breaks Down Frank Warren on Daniel Dubois, Anthony Yarde Ring Returns Joshua: Mike Tyson Would Have Battered Me, He Was a Beast! Farhood Shocked That Broner is Such a Big Underdog With Garcia McGregor: Mayweather's Frame Just Too Small To Take My Shots Schaefer: Santa Cruz vs. Mares II Announcement Getting Close Jermall Charlo: I Still Haven't Gotten The Respect I Deserve! Daniel Lozano Crushes David Carmona in Two Round Stunner Garcia: After I Beat Broner, It Will Open The Door To Bigger Fights Miguel Berchelt May Be Out Until 2018 Due To Hand Injury Christian M'Billi Added To Vargas vs. Funeka Card on Aug. 19 Zou Shiming: I Don't Rule Out Retirement, But I Don't Want To Go Video: Errol Spence Breaks Down Broner-Garcia, Canelo-GGG Robert Garcia: F*** Ellerbe For Saying That I'm a Cheater Nicola Adams Confident She Beats Conor McGregor in Boxing Ring Golovkin's Promoter Reacts To Canelo's Stance on WBC, IBO Belts Frampton: I'm Disappointed, Gutted - But He Shouldn't Fight Photos: Sadam Ali vs. Johan Perez - Official Weights Photos: Jarrell Miller, Gerald Washington - Get Tense at Weigh-In Frampton vs. Gutierrez is Now OFF - Photos of Injuries! Photos: Jermall Charlo, Jorge Sebastian Heiland - Official Weights Photos: Adrien Broner, Mikey Garcia - Ready For Brooklyn War Canelo Will Only Face Golovkin For WBA, IBF Belts Linares Warns: Campbell is Good, But This is a Different Level Broner Weighs in at 138¾ Pounds; Garcia Comes in at 139½ Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor - All Access Information LIVE Stream: Adrien Broner-Mikey Garcia - Brooklyn Weigh-In Gassiev: WBSS is Perfect Opportunity To Become Unified Champ Photos: Hughie Fury Becomes Rocky, Old School Camp For Parker Sho Kimura Blasts Zou Shiming in Shocker To Win WBO Title Golovkin Expects Canelo Bout To Be Better Than Jacobs Clash Photos: Carl Frampton Misses Weight, Andres Gutierrez on Point Marco Antonio Barrera: Pacquiao Slowed Down A lot, Muscles Too Broner: Mikey Garcia Ain't No F***in' Maidana & They Know That! Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather-McGregor, Broner-Garcia, More Magdaleno's Manager: WBO Has Yet To Order Juarez Mandatory Frank Warren: WBC on Verge of Heading Down Dangerous Road David Carmona Overweight, Jose Martinez Refuses To Fight Parker vs. Fury: Mickey Ellison is Added To The Card Mayweather's Ex Goes After McGregor Over Domestic Violence Jab
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement