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Ricky Burns Enjoyed Training Time Spent in Trondheim

Ricky Burns spent a week training at minus 16 in frozen Norway preparing for what he believes will be the "hottest" night of his career when he takes on Mexico's IBF champion Miguel Vazquez in their unification fight at Wembley Arena on March 16.

The WBO lightweight champion travelled to Trondheim earlier in the month to spar with Andreas Evensen, who he beat almost three years ago in the first defence of his super-featherweight title before moving up a division, and was taken aback at the cold conditions when going for his daily run.

Ironically, Burns' press conference on Thursday morning in a Mexican restaurant in Glasgow saw him gamely undertake 'a chilli challenge' but afterwards he recalled an unusually bitter start to his preparations.

The Coatbridge boxer, 29, said: "We went over for a week. Andreas' trainer got in touch with us and it was organized before the Vazquez fight was announced.

"It was a good trip apart from the weather. It was freezing. Even they said it was colder than it usually was.

"It was cold for the first 10 minutes when you went running but once you were warmed up you were fine.

"They gave you these scarf things to cover your mouth but due to the condensation from my breath, it iced over.

"It was a good trip though. Andreas' style is totally different but I said I would help him out so it was a good start to the training camp and I am looking forward to the fight.

"This is one of the hottest nights of boxing in Britain for a while. It is a big, big card, with some great fights on it.

"I'm looking forward just getting in there and doing my job, so boxing fans are in for a great night of boxing."

Burns has not been in the ring since he beat Kevin Mitchell in Glasgow last September.

The Scot was due to face Liam Walsh in London in December but his opponent pulled out after a car accident. His replacement, Jose Ocampo, then withdrew just days before fight night.

However, Burns does not think his layoff will be a problem.

"I think it would have been different if I hadn't been training," he said.

"But I had been training and I was gutted when the fight fell through but this one more than makes up for it.

"I have always said I want the big names and big fights.

"I set the bar for the Mitchell fight with the intensity of my training.

"People were coming in the gym and they were seeing me running, sparring and doing the bags, it was all at 100mph and that is the attitude we are taking into this fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BIGLEX on 01-31-2013

[QUOTE=Big Rigg;12977897]A.K.A. Broner's B*tch[/QUOTE] That would actually make sense if Broner fought and beat him, but he hasn't. Broner by TKO tho

Comment by Bigg Rigg on 01-31-2013

[QUOTE=BIGLEX;12977565]Ricky Burns (A.K.A Martinez's Daddy) lol[/QUOTE] A.K.A. Broner's B*tch

Comment by BIGLEX on 01-31-2013

Ricky Burns (A.K.A Martinez's Daddy) lol

Comment by Weebler I on 01-31-2013

Winter in Norway sounds horrendous.

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