Ricky Burns Leaves Frank Warren, Vazquez Fight is Off

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns has parted ways with longtime promoter Frank Warren, according to the boxer’s manager Alex Morrison. The parting of ways is the second major blow to Warren's stable in less than a week, as on Monday super middleweight George Groves officially jumped ship from Warren to promotional rival Eddie Hearn of Matchroom.

Burns and his manager were furious with the boxer's lack of activity. A scheduled fight in December was canceled after several opponents fell through. And then a planned unification with IBF champion Miguel Vazquez, set for March 16th at Wembley Arena, was pushed back to April 20th after Vazquez withdrew with a claimed viral infection.

The illness suffered by Vazquez was placed under question after photos and video surfaced, which showed the Mexican boxer training during the period where he claimed he was sick.

Morrison said to Jim Black of The Scotsman: “I regret it has come to this because I have known Frank for nearly 40 years, but it has to be for Ricky’s sake. I felt we had to do something to stop Ricky stagnating. Two fights have been called off after he has trained hard for them and it was not even certain that the bout with Vazquez would have gone ahead on 20 April. In fact, I now doubt very much that fight was ever going to happen.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CraigM on 03-07-2013

Feel bad for the people with tickets but at the same time i'm so glad that I chose Froch vs Kessler over the Burns card. Frank Warren can **** off though, always a twat!

Comment by -Kev- on 03-07-2013

[QUOTE=MJ223;13118774][B] Disappointed.... But I see no reason why Team Broner cant explore a Vazquez match up[/B][/QUOTE] No reason, really? Lol how about Bob Arum? His adviser is Al Haymon? Or did I miss something here, did Vazquez leave Top Rank?

Comment by BoxingChamp360 on 03-07-2013

And just realised Grooves its out now he's signed to matchroom. Good move i think, Warren doesnt know his head from his bottom to be honest, seems very unprofessional to schedule an event and then everyone just walks away from…

Comment by BoxingChamp360 on 03-07-2013

I have tickets for Rule Britannia at wembley arena and dont have the fogiest whats going on, ticketmaster say the events are still on and are unafected and on Frank Warrens website there is an article saying ignore the rummors…

Comment by kavi521 on 03-07-2013

Damn!!!!! Everyone leaving Frank.... Not good because Boxnation is amazing for any boxing fan. I hated streaming fights..... Hearn said after the Rees fight that Broner would batter Burns, so why would Burns wanna join him.

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