Advertisement
Advertisement

Ricky Burns Manager: Broner Deal Not Done, Likely Off

By Chris LaBate

WBO super featherweight champion Ricky Burns may be on the verge of vacating his title for a move to the lightweight division. Contrary to numerous reports stating that Burns is traveling to the United States to face mandatory challenger Adrien Broner on November 26th - Burns' manager, Alex Morrison, appeared on BBC Radio and said the fight is in doubt because Burns is having issues with making the weight.  

"My worry is Ricky making the weight," explained Morrison. "It gets more difficult for fighters to keep making the 9st, 4lbs [130-pounds] as they get older. Ricky is now 28 and it was always the plan for him to move up to lightweight."

"Look at Alex Arthur and the problems he had with making his mark. It was a big factor in Scott Harrison's downfall too. I've spoken to [promoter Frank] Warren about my concerns and he agrees with me. Money isn't everything"

"Nothing is signed or sealed [to face Broner] but I am advising him against the fight. Ricky is on the verge of taking my advice and saying no. I would like him to relinquish the [super featherweight] belt and move up to win a second world title."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sicko on 09-06-2011

[QUOTE=americanbot;11093451]when is brad solomon fighting again? jesus f*ck the guy hasn't fought for 6 months...........:no:[/QUOTE] I don't know, haven't heard anything, probably having problems getting GOOD FIGHTS!

Comment by americanbot on 09-06-2011

[QUOTE=sicko;11093424]lol look at all these TOUGH GUYS on the INTERNET lol SMART MOVE BURNS!!! VERY SMART!!! Match Up Wise...STYLE WISE...HORRIBLE MATCH UP FOR BURNS!!! :no: Now don't get me wrong I certainly DON'T AGREE with ducking of cherry picking one…

Comment by junior gong on 09-06-2011

If he cant make the weight and be comfortable then he should move up. I cant see the problem here. He is going to give up a world title and move to a division with way more talent where it…

Comment by sicko on 09-06-2011

lol look at all these TOUGH GUYS on the INTERNET lol SMART MOVE BURNS!!! VERY SMART!!! Match Up Wise...STYLE WISE...HORRIBLE MATCH UP FOR BURNS!!! :no: Now don't get me wrong I certainly DON'T AGREE with ducking of cherry picking one…

Comment by ChampBox@PR on 09-06-2011

Burns, is a fukking b*tch, first he dont want to rematch rocky in a neutral site and now he ducks Broner, I hope he gets KTFO in his next fight!!!

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (35)
Top Headlines Amir Khan Admits Canelo's Size Initially Concerned Him Daily Bread Mailbag: Kovalev, Golovkin, Canelo-Khan, More Frank Warren: Boxing Must Do More For Retired Fighters Johann Duhaupas Returns, Dominates Nascimento Over Ten Khan Says Shock Value Makes '50-50' Fight With Canelo Bigger Kovalev's Coach: If Ward Can't Hurt Sergey, He's in Trouble! Jamel Herring Looking To Step Things Up in 2016 Luis Ortiz Stays Patient, Waiting For Opponent To Get Finalized Sulaiman Warns Canelo That He Can't Make Mistakes With Khan Ocampo Blasts Out Navarro In Five; Cayetano Wins Alberto Machado, Abner Cotto KO Winners In Puerto Rico Kelly Pavlik Charged, Facing 180 Days in Air Rifle Shooting Photos: Deontay Wilder, Shaquille O'Neal Go Face To Face Jhonny Gonzalez Says Abner Mares Ran From Rematch Golovkin's Coach Doubts Canelo Fight Will Happen in 2016 Nonito Donaire To Hold Camp in Las Vegas For Bedak Clash Floyd Mayweather Jr. Wins 'Fighter of The Year' With BWAA Krzysztof Glowacki Feeling The Pressure of Usyk Mandatory Matthysse-Herrera in Talks For Canelo vs. Khan Undercard Mayweather: I'm No Longer Pound For Pound, But I am TBE Yuniesky Gonzalez Set To Begin Training With Pedro Diaz Promoter Talks of Dublin Shooting Chaos at Regency Hotel Roach Roach, Teddy Atlas Discuss The Proper Time To Stop a Fight Evander Holyfield Backs Tyson Fury: He Has Helped Boxing Frampton Acknowledges It's Been Worth The Wait For Quigg Julian Williams Talks IBF Eliminator, Charlo, Canelo-Khan Broner-Theophane Tops Season Two Premiere of PBC on Spike TV Frank Warren: Rigondeaux, Tete Bring Class To Liverpool Card David Haye Says He Is Not Encouraging Bruno To Make Return Derry Mathews Motivated To Blast Terry Flanagan Out Cold Mayweather Confident Theophane Will Beat Adrien Broner Roach: I Think Kovalev Will Be Too Big, Strong For Andre Ward Deontay Wilder: I Want Alexander Povetkin as Soon as Possible Juergen Braehmer-Eduard Gutknecht Rematch on March 12th Video: Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Retirement, Not Being Tempted Randy Caballero, Frankie Gomez, Mosley Jr. Get Wins in Indio WBC To Name New Mandatory For Danny Garcia, With Khan Out Tomasz Adamek-Eric Molina on April 2nd in Krakow Dmitry Mikhaylenko Return Eyed For 4/29 in Sochi Canelo's Manager Rejects Talk of Khan Being 'Easy Fight'
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement