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Ricky Burns Eyes Outdoor Arena For Kevin Mitchell Clash

Ricky Burns believes he may be looking at an outdoor defence of his WBO lightweight title in the summer as the Braehead Arena heads for a sell-out for Saturday's clash with Paulus Moses.

There are only a few tickets left for the 6,000-capacity arena on the outskirts of Glasgow for a fight which the 28-year-old Coatbridge champion hopes will be a stepping stone to a showdown with Londoner Kevin Mitchell.

Burns, 28, is grateful for the home support as he prepares to take on the 33-year-old Namibian challenger and believes that all being well, he may have to look for a bigger venue for his next fight, which would likely mean an outdoor venue.

"The way things are going for this fight - as long as I win - the next one is going to have to be at a bigger venue up here," he said.

"I would like to say a big thanks to everyone who is going,

"My phone has been going constantly with people asking for tickets.

"I was on the phone this morning to see if I could get any more, the demand has been unbelievable.

"My last couple of fights have been away from home and I think because a lot of people missed out and because it is in Glasgow, the response has been great.

"There were only a couple of hundred tickets left the other day so it will definitely be a sell-out.

"The people who can't get to see it or have missed out, or left it too late to get their tickets will be able to watch it live on BoxNation, so that's a bonus.

"But I am just looking forward to getting on with it now.

"Once I step in that ring, I will need to try to block the crowd out and get on with the job."

Burns' trainer, Billy Nelson, believes his fighter's popularity is set to grow and grow.

He said: "It is fantastic - and he will get bigger.

"In my opinion this is a harder fight than Mitchell but Kevin Mitchell is a big, big, fight and we could easily sell 15,000 tickets up here, maybe at an outdoor arena."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Fish_Scotland on 03-07-2012

[QUOTE=gmc_rfc_06;11862994]Ricky has improved majorly in recent years, I would see Mitchell as the heavy favourite though personally. He's got the edge in skill, speed and power which I think will overcome the height advantage that Burns has.[/QUOTE] Although I love…

Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 03-07-2012

Ricky has improved majorly in recent years, I would see Mitchell as the heavy favourite though personally. He's got the edge in skill, speed and power which I think will overcome the height advantage that Burns has.

Comment by alza1988 on 03-07-2012

Burns deserves it in Scotland I think .Hopefully he wins on Saturday man :boxing:

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